John Wall has “Calipari won’t leave Kentucky” line down

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Between now and June — or whenever the Knicks and Wizards get around to hiring their coaches for next season — we are going to get a lot of “John Calipari is leaving Kentucky” stories. He’s already spent considerable time before the first round of the NCAA Tournament trying to distance himself from the Knicks rumors.

His former players have heard all this before. Which is why John Wall, being interviewed by Hoopsworld has the lines down pat. So John, would you want Calipari to coach the Wizards?

“It’s be great to have him as coach again, but I think he loves it at UK and I’d be surprised if he left. And I’m just happy with the coaches I have right now.”

Randy Wittman appreciates the love, John… it is Randy Wittman in D.C., right? Whatever. I’m sure he’s a very nice guy. Who fully recognizes the situation he is in.

If Calipari is coaching Kentucky next season, it’s because he really does want to be there. He has options.