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A Kentucky/Calipari update

Posted on: March 30, 2009 11:33 am
Edited on: March 30, 2009 11:44 am

Barring a breakdown in negotiations, the Kentucky job is John Calipari's to take, and the Memphis coach could verbally accept an informal offer in the next 24 hours, a source close to Calipari has told Meantime, The Commercial Appeal is reporting that Calipari met with the Memphis players Monday morning, and that "the players left the meeting convinced Calipari would take the job."

As of Monday morning, Kentucky still had not officially asked permission to speak with Calipari, but that's probably moot. The only reason to request permission is if an administrator wants to speak with another schools' coach, and sources have told that Calipari is dealing with a third party representative working on behalf of Kentucky in an informal capacity, not necessarily UK "officials".

Sources added that Calipari spent Saturday night in Chicago visiting former Tiger and current Chicago Bull Derrick Rose. One of those sources said a meeting with a third party representative of UK could've taken place that night, or early Sunday morning.

Kentucky is searching for a replacement for Billy Gillispie.

He was fired last Friday after two seasons.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 25, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2009 3:03 pm

A Kentucky/Calipari update


I can't believe some of these post from Kentucky fans. Coach Cal is flat out the best recruiter and not a bad X & O coach. If he can bring his class with him, the Wildcats could be in the Final 4 next year and put at least 1 player in the NBA in for the first time in quite a while (John Wall).

The dollar figures on the radio I've heard in Memphis are crazy! 6 years, 40,000,000!!! That works out to 6.666 million a year. How do you think that will play out at North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, and other places. If I'm Roy Williams I'd be looking for a big raise. If these figures are true, there will be negative ramification for all NCAA Men's basketball fans by higher prices and ect.

Would Mike Anderson be willing to come to Memphis for about 2 million a year? Would Mizzo be dumb enough to let him go?

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 30, 2009 12:17 pm

A Kentucky/Calipari update

i'm headin to cal's house in galloway in blue to protest!

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: March 30, 2009 11:55 am



 Oh F@#$ no!  Those bastards! Cal you promised your children and us not to leave!  Please dear God no!  It's happening.  What should we have expected?  Well back to crap status for the UofM.  Now that I've been through the 5 stages of grief in approximately 30 seconds, let me say this. 

Well what should people in Memphis expect?  Back to mediocrity for the program and city.  The reason I say the city is because Calipari and The Tigers helped unify this city.  And yes, they really did.  Memphis has so many problems, from racial unease, crime, dirty politicians, poor schools and high taxes (really this list could go on for a while.)  They made everyone see past these and have HOPE for something better.  If he goes; say goodbye to that hope.  Who will they get to replace him?  R.C. Johnson pulled a major coup in getting Cal here in the first place.  Since then he has layed MAJOR eggs for this school and it's athletic program.  Sending out crappy brochures to the Big East during the Big East tryouts and now if Calipari goes....  Just FIRE R.C. JOHNSON!

I know Memphis would at least have a couple guys coming in minus Cousins and Wall; but who would we be able to get to coach them?  Let's face it the list of coaches who would want to come here is very short.  Very short indeed.

If he goes, this is the DAY BASKETBALL DIED IN MEMPHIS.

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