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Dominican Republic Visit and Kevin Massey’s Excellent Weekend

Coach Calipari visited the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and DeWayne Peevy, UK Media Relations Director sent back these photos of the journey. Some of Coach’s Tweets from the day can be found below as well.

You will also notice in the photo gallery, a few pictures of our friend, Kevin Massey. Kevin took part in the Fast Flash 5k this past weekend. You can learn more about it at Kevin’s Caring Bridge page. Said Coach Cal upon seeing the photos: “How amazing is he? His spirit and determination are an inspiration to us all.”

TWEETS FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
Busy day in Santo Domingo. What an unbelievable reception upon our arrival. There were dignitaries, dancers, music & all the works!

I want to thank Dr. Lyons for allowing us to fly down w/ him. Orlando even got to spend some time w/ his father.

There were around 50 members of the media at the press conference.

I announced that my Dominican team staff would be Orlando Antigua, Rod Strickland, Del Harris & Felipe Lopez.

I realized early on that I am known in the Dominican Republic as the guy who coaches w/ Orlando Antigua!!!

(Arena shot with workers) Where the national team plays they were upgrading the arena. I told them that we need to paint the red seats blue!

The 1st catholic church in the new world is 500 yrs old.

Met the President of the Dominican Republic at the Presidential Palace. (Picture with jersey)

Some stories from the DR media:
http://hoy.com.do/deportes/2011/5/17/375835/Presidente-elogia-a-John-Calipari-el-nuevo-coach-de-RD

http://listin.com.do/el-deporte/2011/5/18/188642/John-Calipari-ofrece-la-mano-a-baloncesto-de-RD

http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias_det.php?id=290923

http://elcaribe.com.do/site/deportes/baloncesto/otras-ligas/276329-quiero-un-equipo-unido.html