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Syracuse Basketball: Kentucky's John Calipari Praises New SU Athletic Director, Former UK Deputy AD Mark Coyle

This morning, Syracuse athletics officially introduced new athletic director Mark Coyle, who head to Central New York after a successful three year tenure in the same role at Boise State. Before heading up the Broncos' athletic department, Coyle was Deputy Director of Athletics at Kentucky, where he closely worked with the Wildcats' powerhouse basketball program at the beginning of John Calipari's tenure. Calipari had some very nice things to say about the new leader of SU Athletics on Twitter today.

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Calipari's tweets echo much of what he told Syracuse.com's Chris Carlson in an article about Coyle.

"Jim will find a good partner in Mark Coyle," Calipari said. "It shouldn't be a surprise when he says men's basketball needs to succeed and thrive over there. Jim's going to be very happy that he's the AD. And the rest of the coaches will be ecstatic. They may not get everything they want in the first week, but he'll make sure they get what they need."

Syracuse fans are very excited about this new hire. Calipari's passionate endorsement certainly doesn't hurt matters.