John Calipari denies NBA rumors, states desire to stay at Kentucky

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John Calipari reportedly wants a 10-year, $120 million contract to leave Kentucky and coach the Nets or Kings.

Or as he puts it…

Let’s say Calipari is telling the truth. Let’s also parse his words.

I can easily believe Calipari isn’t negotiating with anyone right now during the season. That’s why he has an agent.

And he can easily get around “I plan on being at Kentucky for a long time” by starting an introductory press conference in Brooklyn or Sacramento with “I loved Kentucky, but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up…”

Calipari has a great job. I’m sure he’d be happy to stay at Kentucky. So, if the Nets or Kings want him, they need to come way over the top with an excessive offer.