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UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Posted on: June 27, 2011 12:45 am
Edited on: June 27, 2011 12:46 am
 
By Gary Parrish

Kentucky will announce on Monday that John Calipari's contract has increased in value over the terms of his initial deal and been extended by two years, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Sunday.

Calipari's intial contract with UK was for eight years and nearly $32 million.

The Wildcats are 64-12 in two seasons under Calipari.

They made the Elite Eight in 2010 and the Final Four in 2011.

They'll be ranked No. 2 in the CBSSports.com preseason Top 25 (and one).
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 5:09 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Kentucky would reward cheaters- they stink academically and without corruption and thugs would be nowhere.  I live in Texas but prefer Indiana who is starting back on their path of recruiting smart decent kids.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 5:08 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

I don't need to worry about UNC's basketball program doing anything wrong. They have been, and always will be, a clean program. 

Well first you're wrong. They haven't always been clean. So that proves you're either a liar or a damn fool. And you can say or think whatever you want but ol Roy has broken more rules than Calipari according to the NCAA.

And I suppose football doesn't count does it hensleyb? lol. You claim Calipari and UK cheats but completely ignore the fact that UNC just went all brokeback mountain with the NCAA as well as the legal system there in North Carolina.....what was it something like 300 unpaid parking tickets those boys had against them on the football team alone?

So what's that say about the University of North Carolina's athletic department in general. That it's ok to cheat right. Or that's football so it doesn't count is that it? lol. And yet you still have the nerve to point that dirty little finger at others. 

UK has had problems before Calipari, and will again.  Just give it time, you'll be forfeiting a 30 win season a couple of years after he bolts for the NBA or another program. 

We sure have. 1989 since you asked. And yet we're the dirty ones.

Nothing against UK, it's just what Calipari does.  He shows up, wins, runs the program into the ground, and leaves before he gets in trouble. 

Then that's our burden to bear. We'll cross that bridge when and if we get to it and then you can come here and tell all the UK fans how you where right and we where wrong. Happy? Until then mind your own damn business.

Bobby Knight was right - the only people that think he's good for the game are UK fans. 

And you think Bobby Knight was good for the game? And not to get that all stirred up again you're one blind SOB if you really think that. And as far as Calipari being good for the game....No I've never said that. I think he's good for the kids though. And for whatever program he happens to be coaching. But not good for the game overall since that's not his job.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:59 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

I thought it said 2 YEAR SUSPENSION!  UK did you remember the BUYOUT clause? 



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:59 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Willroast please know what your talkin about before you spit out more crap.Do you know the reasons why those wins where vacated?Was is money given to players?No.Was it illegal recruiting actions?No.It was Marcus Camby taken money from an agent right before he declared and Derrick Rose haven SAT score that looked fishy in HIGH SCHOOL and that was after the fact the NCAA said he was ok to play.What does either of those have to do with Cal?Nothin.Two players that where over a decade apart that where charged with things that Cal had nothin to do with thus the reason HE hasnt been charged with crap.And oh this paid professional was fine when he was bein recruited by half the country and commited to Washington.But as soon as he come to UK and was declared ineligable oh its Cal again tryin to bring a professional to play.WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACry




Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:48 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Rewarding a crook, thief and a liar. The American way!




Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:46 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

"we r the top"  - u haven't won anything for over 13 years...



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 4:03 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

LOLOLOLOL...you had to go back 50 years to find something on UNC.  How far back do we have to go for UK and/or Calipari?  Not far....that's the answer.



Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 3:00 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

If your not a Cats fan before Cal durning Cal dont be one after Cal


He doesnt have to cheat to get player at UK bc we r the top and not going anywhere


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Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 2:46 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

If all Kentucky fans were as clear-headed as you are hartakCATS, it would be awesome. The typical UK fan posts about Cal could just be xeroxes of posts that Memphis fans were posting 3 years ago. Your's, however, makes a good point. I've thought the exact same thing that you just posted and agree that Cal's stay at UK could go unblemished for just that reason. I actually hope that is the case because, as much as I will never be a fan of Calapari's, I will one day again be a fan of Kentucky. It will just be after he has left.



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 2:30 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Ok.  Coach Cal has a bit of a shaddy past.  But he is in a different league, and that could help change things. 

His vacated wins were at schools in non bcs-affiliated leageues (A-10 and Conference USA).  Neither school would be considered a college basketball power house along the line of a Kentucky.  The truth is almost any coach would have to recruit in murky waters to get the caliber of players he was pulling in.  That is the sad fat of the sport.  The rich will get richer and vice versa.  Butler and the like are usually only 1 or two year anomalies. 

But now he is at the University of Kentucky, the winningest school in college basketball history.  It is a storied program that every player in the country knows something about.  It has the type of boosters to always provide it with the best equipment, facilities, and resources.  Kids who go there are treated like kings.  I think this means that Calipari would have to bend the rules much less to get the same high level of players he got at UMass and Memphis.  And now he has developed a reputation for sending his recruits to the NBA.  He doesn't have to cheat the system to get the highest level recruits anymore.  That will be the job of other schools to drag them away from UK.


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