Calipari joins 2013 “Twitter 100” list

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Joining the likes of LeBron James, Tony Hawk and Shaquille O’Neal is UK head basketball coach John Calipari in Sports Illustrated’s third annual “Twitter 100.”

Sports Illustrated voted Calipari as part of its annual list of the top 100 Twitter accounts in sports.

To decide who made the list, Sports Illustrated polled more than 50 of their writers and editors “who are hard-core Twitter users,” according to Sports

Staffers were asked which accounts they considered essential for finding sports information, news and entertainment, and out of the thousands of accounts, Calipari made the cut.

There were only four coaches to make the list. Calipari was the only college basketball coach to make the “Twitter 100.”

Calipari uses his account as an outlet to connect with fans worldwide.

Under the official Twitter handle @UKCoachCalipari, Calipari has written more than 7,100 tweets and has more than 1.2 million followers.