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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: June 30, 2011 12:53 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

I somehow doubt I've converted him popeye. But do be careful or we'll get a formal dissertation and rhetorical analysis on the etymology of the word known or unknown.....lol. Wink

But back to the actual topic of the OP. And to answer your question danstop that 2 year extension doesn't mean a thing. Contracts are meant to protect the coaches not the schools, or it's fans.

What it does do is provide a false sense of security for recruits thinking that coach "X" will be coaching at a particular school while they're there, but most contracts that i've actually seen doesn't have the language in them to protect the colleges.

Calipari spoke on this very subject a few months after coming to Kentucky and stated that he felt that coaches contracts should have language in place to prevent coaches from leaving early and not honoring their contracts with schools.

He also stated around the same time frame that if he was coaching past sixty something bad had happened....whatever that's suppose to mean....so this two year extension takes him to age sixty. And regardless of what anyone else says or thinks he keeps saying he's happy and content at UK. That he has a great job. Not just in the college ranks but that he considers Kentucky to be a great job including the NBA as well.

So it's speculative at best but it's my opinion that he'll be at Kentucky until he retires. Who knows when that will be or when he'll say that he's had enough and be ready to hang it up though. I do think he wants to beat Pitino in every way he can and pretty much erase his name and everything he's done with his own legacy.

He also guaranteed Dr. Lee Todd, Mitch Barnhart and the fans that any titles won at Kentucky will stand. So all this talk about him cheating is a waste of everyones time and just wishful thinking. He knows what he's up against and what he has. If he cheats he's knows people are lined up for miles to report him.

And as far as the damn sno cone machine if he wins a couple titles at Kentucky we'll buy him any kind he wants. And may even elect him governor if he wants to give that a shot too lol. Hell I'd vote for him for president.



Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 8:38 am
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

So aside from all the posts about Coach X beaing a cheater or whether Kentucky is a state or a commonwealth, the subject at hand is a contract extension.  Since contracts are not actually binding, what does a 2-year extension really mean?  If Coach X wants to go to the NBA or to another NCAA job, he will do so regardless of the contract.  He had a long-term contract at his previous job, but it didn't have any effect when he decided to leave.  Maybe UK will have enough sense to at least have a sizeable buy-out amount (and don't let him take the sno-cone machine with him when he leaves).



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:08 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years


Well I have to admit I'm a little disapointed Cwergs. I expected some sort of scathingly sarcastic or even contemptous remark by now. Scornful perhaps? Derisive, cutting or even mocking at least. But never one to pass judgement on another I assume either your mom found out you where using her computer or you're locked in the basement without internet access rubbing lotion on it's skin.....hell maybe all three. Wink

68- Maybe you converted him into a Wildcat fan.

or

Maybe he was tired of making a fool out of his ridiculous assumptions such as "known as" and "a fact".



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 10:54 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Well I have to admit I'm a little disapointed Cwergs. I expected some sort of scathingly sarcastic or even contemptous remark by now. Scornful perhaps? Derisive, cutting or even mocking at least. But never one to pass judgement on another I assume either your mom found out you where using her computer or you're locked in the basement without internet access rubbing lotion on it's skin.....hell maybe all three. Wink



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 2:17 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

I don't know if it's the fact that I put two seperate comparisons in one thought that confused you or if you're just from Kentucky and have trouble processing in general. 

What was I thinking? Oh yeah yee-haw! But there's really no need for the dissertation on the study of your posts meaning CWergs or semantics if you prefer. Seriously though I could claim that I simply got you confused with another hater since most seem to be the same and maintained my plausible deniability. You know sort of like racists and hypocrites? Or for example former coaches at the University of Michigan like Rich Rodriguez and Steve Fisher and their proven and well documented run-in's with the NCAA. Ed Martin? Anyway.....

Please save the snobby, pretentious, and condescending remarks for others, since Michigan obviously isn't above cheating in athletics. I hope that clears things up for you as well. And as for the "Notre Dame" thing......well I thought it was funny to be honest. Laughing at the absurbity of the idea of an intelligent Michigan fan. Sorry that confused you. But Notre Dame, Michigan, and Indiana are afterall part of the Burmuda Triangle of college athletics so I thought it was somehow appropriate.



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 12:09 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Smith- The rate I'm going these days, I'm lucky most times to get a 1 star.  lol.





Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:28 am
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Popeye.....going back 3 months ago, we hated eachother. Now, it's nothing short of 5 stars for you......



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 10:53 am
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years


You truly are a moron aren't you?  


Is that a "known as" or a "fact".  You switch so much it is difficult to tell what you are talking about.




Obviously you'll never claim that Calapari is a cheat

And now you are a "mind reader".   Boy you are a "jack of all trades".   Is there anything that you don't know?

 



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:51 am
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

You truly are a moron aren't you?   If you read my post a little more carefully I said that YOU like to use nicknames and "known as" as facts, not that I do.  I clearly gave you the chance to take the logical leap (in your brain) that since Calipari has a nickname and is known as by many to be one way to claim it as a fact, hence the "care to" portion of my post.  To spell it out - that was me, taking what YOU consider facts and letting you hang yourself with it.  Obviously you'll never claim that Calapari is a cheat even though you're one to use Wikipedia nicknames to support your other arguments. 

I appreciate your continued stupidity though - it's a service to all UK fans out there, though they may consider it a diservice.

CWergs



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:16 am
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years


What something is "known as" and what is fact is are two seperate argument.  The FACT is, KY is not a state, it's a commonwealth.   Using a nickname is hardly an argument of fact - I suppose the "flyin' Hawaiin" truly has the ability of flight?

But since you like to go with nickname's and what's "known as" as facts - lets bring this back to topic.  Calipari is known by many as "The Vacater" as "known as" a cheater by everyone outside of Kentucky.  Care to admit this as fact now?

I don't know whether to laugh or take you serious.

Look at you lopsided argument.  In the first part of your argument, you state that "known as" and what a fact is are two separate arguments.  Your conclusion that "known as" is not a fact.

Now the last part of your argument.   Calipari is "known by many" as "the Vacater".  According to your premise "know by many" is not a fact but you use "known by many" in your argument about Cal.

Known as is not a fact in your first paragraph.

Known by many is a fact in your second paragraph.

Man you can't have it both ways.  You have a twisted mind or personality. 

I suggested you quit now before it is a fact that you are a fool.  Sorry, it is too late.


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