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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: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 9:34 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

And again if the shoe fits. I haven't accused you of being anything. You're the one that's so blinded by misguided hate that you can't see fact from fiction.

And as for the Camby situation at UMass. You're right. Camby admitted it was him and that he acted alone. And that does not prove that Calipari wasn't involved. However what you're missing here is that Calipari was the man that reported the violations to the NCAA. As per NCAA rule. Call it the Jim Tressel rule if you will. You know how Tressel failed to report the violations to the NCAA when he found out. Calipari didn't. Is that what you're so irate about?

And as far as how he left UMass how was that in any way despicable as you called it? The last time I checked he wasn't fired, wasn't ran off, wasn't hung out to dry by the NCAA or anyone else. He took a better job. That's all. What's wrong with that. Wouldn't you do the same? Wouldn't any rational and reasonable person do the same in a similar situation? Keep in mind this is UMass we're talking about. As I recall he took that job for around fifty grand a year and probably wasn't making much more than that at the time all this came down so it's not like he was already making millions of dollars and didn't need the money.

Now on the Rose deal. First just an observation but you seem really good at ignoring little things like facts and then forming opinions without including them into your thought processes. Anyway, Rose was cleared by the NCAA two different times. And declared eligible to particpate. Six months after the fact they sent a letter to Memphis and said they thought they'd made a mistake. Is that Calipari's fault?

But first let's go back even farther. You're claiming that Rose with the aid of John Calipari cheated on a SAT test he took in Detroit (wasn't it?) during his senior year of high school when if I'm not mistaken Calipari was coaching at Memphis at the time....as in Memphis, Tennessee.

But before we get into all that tell me how you believe he managed to do all that like for example get past the proctor that was supervising the examination. I really want to know. Since my wife happens to be a proctor for the SAT and ACT please explain to me how Rose and/or Calipari pulled that one off. Since according to my wife its virtually impossible which happens to hold a EDS degree and is probably more qualified to answer that question than you are but please explain to us dumb folks how exactly he could manage that one, from Memphis, Tennessee no less.

Futhermore explain if you will how someone cheating on an entrance examination that was never proven as fact by the NCAA investigation committee, just that they suspected. Well I'm sorry but suspecting someone of something does not prove guilt. Nor does it prove association. The NCAA has never accused Calipari of anything. Much less formally charged him with breaking a rule.

And you say I'm the one in denial.




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:44 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

CWergs, Now we're speaking English.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:28 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

No. But I wouldn't hire one that has left 2 previous churches in the midst of molestation charges. In your metaphor, Kentucky is the church that decided to give a 2-time suspected pedarest a 3rd shot.

(As much as I dislike Calapari, I never though I'd have one of his fans spoon-feed me a situation where I could compare him to a child molester. I don't think he's even close to that bad; Just a cheater, that's all.)

Ha - let me take the heat off you Willroast.  Hypothetically speaking, let's say OJ happens to be a suspect in another killing of a blonde woman and the jury finds him innocent again.  Kentucky would be the next blonde to say, "sure, I'll go to dinner with you."

CWergs



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:27 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Again with the "racist" bit. I don't even know where that is coming from. Oh well.

Here's the thing; All ya'lls talk about proof means very little since the only thing I am saying is that Cal has had 2 Final Fours stripped from his resume. I don't need to prove that, it's just a fact. He's the only coach with that fine distinction. But while we are talking about facts. let's consider what I've been reading here as being "facts". All I've seen from either of you guys as FACT concerning the UMass issue is that Camby said that it was all on him. You are confising fact with something that was said. Camby SAUD that he was the only one involved. Was he? Possibly. Was he not? Possibly. Certainly he would have every reason to say he was the only one involved. After all, it couldn't hurt him to say that and he knew that it would hurt many people if he said otherwise. I also think that Pete Carroll knew a bit about Reggie Bush, so maybe I just don't give potential cheats enough of a chance.

But then, I didn't force a judgement on Coach Cal after UMass either, so I wasn't just jumping on the bandwagon that every college basketball reporter was jumping on. Honestly, UMass was not in my conference and not typically a part of the national picture, so I just figured Cal was doing what UK fans like to always point out "what everybody else was doing". The way he left UMass was kind of dispicable, but I didn't care enough about him, or the school, to really notice.

Then Cal is eventually with Memphis. Still, not on my radart right away, but he sure was after he took another unknown school (ish) to the big time. At that point, I actually like Calapari. He was personifying the underdog and the outer-limit schools. That was pretty cool. But then his program got busted again. And for all your "fact" talk all you guys have said is that it was a standardized test that Cal had no control over. Cal was an innocent bystander caught up in yet another web of deciet not of his own making. OR, he was the head coach of the program and he should be paying attention to that kind of stuff. Which do you prefer; That Cal wasn't doing his jod as a coach and mentor to Rose, or that he was trying to help Rose get where he needed to be and hopefully help his team win some games. At the expense of following certain guidelines. You can't have it both ways. He was either incompetent as a leader of his program of he was part of the graft. Every single person that cares about college basketball knows the answer to this question. Even you incredibly faithful (and blind) homers.

But either way, the facts remain the same. Calapari has lost 2 out of 3 Final Fours due to some type of cheating in his programs. He's had enough games erased that a school threw him a party for hitting a milestone A YEAR early before they were reminded that he doesn't actually have those wins. It's no wonder that some UK fans are so unwilling to accept Cal's legacy since the entire program seems to be in denial about it from top to bottom.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 7:33 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

I think you get my OPINION here.....your OPINION is that you are a fan. My OPINION, again, is that you never were and never will be. I root for one team (Kentucky) and hope all other 67 teams in the NCAA Tournament lose. I don't HAVE a list of favorite teams. My list is simple. I root for Kentucky, and will PULL for whoever is playing against Loserville.

And that deserves five stars. I think what Smith is saying you're either a Kentucky fan or you're not there's no fence straddling. I for one feel that way as well. Maybe that makes us different smith. But let's ask a Duke fan if they cheer for UNC in football or a UNC fan if they cheer for Duke in Lacrosse and get their opinion since we're going off everyones opinions here as if they represent some sort of fact or truth here.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 7:21 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

I've never done this before, but I want to COMPLETELY source ukfan68's post so that anyone that missed it the first time can clearly see how ridiculous the typical Cal apologist's rants usually are.

Well thanks willroast since I don't recall ever having anyone copy and paste and entire post of mine before, even those just copying and pasting for the score.....anyway what facts or even part of my post did you find so ridiculous or apologetic.

For a direct example of how these Kentucky fans (not all, but THESE) try to deflect everything onto other prgrams would be ukfan68 repeated references to "other coaches you previously mentioned".

Really? Well for those that can read above a third grade level and are able to follow along I'm pretty sure it's easy to see who's using opinions to support their argument here instead of facts. Not to mention that I believe that I was the one that stated that I didn't believe in pointing to others mistakes as a way to justify your own. And as for the other coaches you mentioned. Did you or did you not write this?

Willroast: There are half a dozen coaches that could recruit  just as well as Cal does if they had the job in UK.

So who's deflecting here. It sure isn't me. And again let's stick to the facts. Instead of your myopic opinion.

And to answer your question no I didn't call you a racist. But first if you're going to question my posts or my words at least learn to read them. What I wrote was this.

 It is also from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and people are very reluctant to believe what they are not able to understand. For an example of that take racism. That's exactly the same type of hate and loathing of others based upon false opinions of others. So by all means continue with your prejudiced ways. You're only hurting yourself.

Can you not see the correlation here between your extremely prejudiced and opinionated views of Calipari based upon no facts whatsoever other than just YOUR OPINION and a racist? Is it really that hard. But no I did not call you a racist. But if the shoe fits....

All it would take would be for you to acknowledge that you have a shady coach (who could possibly be on the mend) and you would gain credibility. That's all. Yet that is too much. Hence; "The Glasses".

And why sir should I admit to something that is not true. Something I do not believe in whatsoever just to appease you or gain some sort of measure of "credibility" in your eyes. We're not friends, pals, or buddies and if you really want to know the truth I don't like you and don't want to be your friend, pal, or buddy so why should I give a damn about what you think is credible. But back to the main point of your flawed logic here and that's your opinion that Calipari is shady. First what proof do you have. Second why haven't you reported it to the NCAA yourself if you're so sure of what it is you're saying is fact and beyond dispute and contestation. Third if you're so right and I'm so wrong then why hasn't the NCAA ran him out coaching altogether.

Could it be possible that you have this unfavorable opinion of him based upon insufficient knowledge, irrational feelings, or even inaccurate stereotypes? So stop the grandstanding and show me proof. And don't bother pointing out irrelevant bullshat that Oh he's had two final fours erased and x amount of wins erased....we all know this. It's well documented but that doesn't make him as you said shady. Show me the information you have that proves what you're saying is true and you're not just like every other hater out there willroast and I'll report it myself. Otherwise shut the hell up. I don't care about your opinions anymore than you do mine. So we'll just have to agree to disagree if you can't put up. Link or slink man.





Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 6:56 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

No. But I wouldn't hire one that has left 2 previous churches in the midst of molestation charges. In your metaphor, Kentucky is the church that decided to give a 2-time suspected pedarest a 3rd shot.

(As much as I dislike Calapari, I never though I'd have one of his fans spoon-feed me a situation where I could compare him to a child molester. I don't think he's even close to that bad; Just a cheater, that's all.)


That's MUCH better.

Way to take this COMPLETELY out of context and prove what a real _______ (insert 4 letter word here). I gave you the chance to have an educated conversation, allowing you to prove your point using facts, REPEATEDLY ASKED you for facts, and all you can say is....

"Coach Cal is a cheater."


All based on 2 Final Fours being vacating due to the actions of others, whereby Coach Cal was completely exhonorated by the NCAA.

You TRULY have proven yourself to be a ____.

I am through with this conversation.....I proved my point with FACTS, something that you REFUSE to even look at, or even respond with. Very childish indeed.  

And to compare Coach Cal to a child molester is about as disgusting as ANYTHING I have ever read in my entire life. Shame on you. I sincerely hope that you can grow up and act like an adult some day. And, for the love of God....never root for Kentucky, ever again. As I previously stated....The Big Blue Nation does NOT need someone like YOU as a fan.

Just disgusted......






Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 4:10 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

No. But I wouldn't hire one that has left 2 previous churches in the midst of molestation charges. In your metaphor, Kentucky is the church that decided to give a 2-time suspected pedarest a 3rd shot.

(As much as I dislike Calapari, I never though I'd have one of his fans spoon-feed me a situation where I could compare him to a child molester. I don't think he's even close to that bad; Just a cheater, that's all.)



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 3:21 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

And the facts are that Cal has had 2 Final Fours vacated.



I just can't stay away......

But that doesn't make him dirty.

And do you think ALL catholic priests are child molesters?



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 1, 2011 2:59 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

And the facts are that Cal has had 2 Final Fours vacated.


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