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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: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 9:21 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

And if Calipari was as dirty as all these haters claim he is then you'd think the NCAA would've caught him by now.

The NCAA caught and has the evidence that Calipari left at both UMass and UMemphis. But it's just like the previous poster before me said, it's only a matter of time before the NCAA sheriff comes knocking at Kentucky's door with handcuffs and shackles in hand. Then Kentucky fans will be forced to admit to themselves what they have been denying and what the rest of the nation knows: Calipari is dirty. The NCAA may never "officially" catch up with Calipari, because he will more that likely be running and hiding and leaving UK holding the bag, as he did with the previous two schools. Until then, Big Blue faithful will(as the previous poster also said) continue to label everyone who calls Calipari out "haters". There will then come a day when Wildcat nation is full of Calipari haters. And the rest of the nation will simply smile as Kentucky fans are forced to consume huge amounts of crow.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: June 27, 2011 9:04 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

UK fans and Ohio State fans are all in the same boat just like Calapari sits next to Pete Carroll on the bus.  The fans ignore what the rest of the country sees and then dismisses the skepticisim as people "hating" or being "jealous" while the coaches maintain plausible deniability or keep their heads in the sand.

Fact is - Calipari has left two programs in shambles and banners came falling.  You would think UK fans would at least understand where the rest of the nation is coming from as they just had to "forget" about the party they threw for him for reaching 500 wins.  Calipari is the Pete Carrol of basketball - no concrete evidence to prove that he knew what was going on, but most people presume otherwise (count me as one of the "otherwise"). 

My advice to UK fans: 
    1) Enjoy him while you got him,
    2) IGNORE the rest of the country - or - at least recognize why people view him the way they do and stop defending him
    3) Hope that when he leaves the 3rd time is the charm and the banners stay hanging

My advice to everyone else:
    1) Let the UK fans cheer and holler - like Ohio State - it makes watching them crash and burn that much more amusing

CWergs
 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 8:46 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

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).
He'll just have more money to store up for his next job after KY gets put on probation. Calipari is slicker than a politician running for re-election and more corrupt than Sonny Vaccaro and his Nike cohorts.

KY fans love him now that he's winning. However, when his past and his practices catch up with him, he will be vilified in Lexington.



Since: Aug 14, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:50 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Another boring thread about Kentucky...Yawn!



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:19 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

UK fan68 your on a roll buddy.Glad im on your side lol

I hate to get on my soapbox because somebody somewhere probably needs it for firewood but damn. If you hate UK and/or Calipari fine. I really don't care. But at least tell the truth. Don't be pointing out reasons to try and rationalize it. Be a damn man and own it.

Or make shat up that simply isn't true or try to convince me that they're dirty. As far as that goes they're all dirty. All coaches break rules. Maybe not major ones but there are always rules being broken by every single one of them.

And if Calipari was as dirty as all these haters claim he is then you'd think the NCAA would've caught him by now. Bottom line if you live in a glass house don't be throwing rocks. Like the Duke fan>>>>>Cory Magette, Elton Brand, Myron Piggie ring any bells? Or the IU fan>>>>>and Celvin Sampson. UNC? Ol Roy has played that I didn't know card and I'm from the mountains card about out hasn't he.....What about stuffing those envelopes with cash to players at Xmas time in Kansas? Or saying he'd never ever try to take a kid with him from another school except for David Padgett but he forgot right? Or since it was only one that doesn't count. Not to mention their whole damn cheating football team. Does anyone really believe that if they're doing that in football that they're not cheating like a SOB in basketball too? The Tennessee fan>>>>>I'm shocked he'd even have the nerve to stick his head out from under the rock after what all Bruce Pearl and Lame Kitten has pulled in the last few years down in Knoxville. Or the Florida fan....seriously? They had to hire Johnny Cochran for a defensive linemans coach. And when you call 911 in Gainsville they tell you to get his jersey number and they'll get back to you.




Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:19 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Handful of championships* ... When it's all said and done I think Calipari wins 2-3 NCAA titles at Kentucky.



Since: Oct 14, 2008
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:14 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

May as well give this guy a 20 year deal. Whether or not he wins a handful, he'll recruit top athletes that are exciting to watch. Kids love playing for Calipari and know they've got a legitimate shot at the NBA.. Personally I too would like to see him push the players academically but in reality when you attend KY, and play under Coach Cal, your chances of playing in the NBA just increased tenfold.



Since: Nov 7, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 6:06 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

Funny how John Calipari briings out the worst in people.  From thoughful Texas fans, to offended UNC fans, to those lamenting the loss of dignity and sportsmanship in the NCAA men's Division I college hoops programs,  to Hall of Hame coaches.  Coach John Chaney wanted to kill Calipari back in 1994 when he was at UMASS. 




Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 27, 2011 5:46 pm
 

UK extends Calipari's contract by two years

UK fan68 your on a roll buddy.Glad im on your side lol



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 27, 2011 5:21 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.

Yeah you're right something stinks in here fish and it's your post. But were's your proof? Corruption? Thugs? Really......And they stink academically. So you can back all this up with facts right? Prove it. Link or slink idiot.


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