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Calipari about to meet with staff

Posted on: March 31, 2009 3:25 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2009 3:32 pm

John Calipari's staff is on its way to meet at an undisclosed location, where a final decision on Kentucky will be made, a source close to the program told on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the source, Calipari still hasn't given the power-brokers at Memphis or Kentucky a definite answer to the question of whether he's staying or going, but multiple sources around both programs believe this is merely a matter of Calipari "pulling the trigger" and informing his players that he will be the next coach at Kentucky.

A decision should come within hours, if not minutes.

Either way, Calipari is set to be the highest-paid coach in the country.

Assuming Calipari leaves, multiple sources told that Memphis will target Missouri's Mike Anderson. In fact, third-party representitives working on behalf of Memphis have been gauging the possible interest of Anderson for more than 24 hours, and it's probably worth noting that Anderson is represented by super-agent Jimmy Sexton.

Sexton is based in Memphis.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2009 9:57 am

Calipari about to meet with staff

 If he comes to Kentucky with his recruits we will be a national powerhouse again.

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:44 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff

yea shows how much you know because he is our coach and i look forward to playing you all 2morrow

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:27 pm
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Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:20 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff

This is no longer about money.  Memphis beat or exceeded Kentucky's offer.  The supporters absolutely stepped up.  Question is whether or not Cal wants to go to a storied University, or create a storied university.  30 years ago, Duke was not mentioned in the great bball conversation.  Today they are.  What is the common denominator between the great bball universities?  One coach stayed a long time and won.  UCLA has Wooden, Kentucky has Rupp, NC has Smith, Indiana has Knight, Kansas has Fogg, Kentucky has Rupp.  Name them all, they all have one thing in common.  The reason Duke is now in that conversation is Kryscheski(sp). Great coach, winning tradition over time. 

If Cal by some miracle decides to stay at Memphis, he could create his own legacy, not follow those that are already established.  They dont call it Rupp arena because he lost yanno.  And they dont call it Pitino arena either.   

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:19 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff

 okay people coach cal is good but is what fed ex doing smart much less legal

they are offering him stock in fed ex to stay at memphis also they have matched uks offer and with the bonus is a better, higher paying, contract then uk offered him

this is just crazy and no matter what happens coach cal will be a very very very rich man whenever he makes he makes his announcment wether he is leaving or staying


Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:17 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff


 Whats Big Blue gonna do if he dont come? He is thinking alfully hard and should. Donovan thought about it, Izzo, Barnes. they all thought about it. But nobody wants to put up with all the crap about Big Blue. They have seen it without being on UahK's bench. I dont think he's coming!!!Who's Next?( The Who)

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:14 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff

I hope he stays. Kentucky fan, here. Hoping for someone else!!! Memphis is the best fit for Calipari...

I think it's laughable that he was UK's first choice after dropping Gillispie two years in. Calipari is probably one of the best recruiters in the country, but I also believe he's one of the most over-rated coaches in basketball. He NEVER gets the job done. Never. Should have last year - there was really no excuse as to why Memphis was not crowned King. Conference USA wasn't even as good as the SEC with the crap year the SEC had.

Stay in Memphis John, seriously, think of your family - your children who are students at the university and a nearby high school. Stay there. Please.  

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:11 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff


mayne you hit it right on the point, memphis needs to do everythang to keep Cal esp since they could be having the top 1or 2 recruiting class coming in 09. Cal can recruit and if he gets the kentucky job kentucky should become a powerhouse again in a couple of years. until memphis gets in a tougher conference they wont be taken seriously and since the big east ravaged the c-usa and got 'ville, and Cincy memphis is stuck playing in a weak conference. if cal goes memphis bball team wont be the same for year to come, esp since they wont be getting the talent that cal was bringing into the team. also it doesnt help that kentucky is willing to dig deep in the pockets to pay cal to come over to ky,but if i was memphis i would step up because if cal goes there goes memphis annually winning 30 games a year and making it to the sweet 16.

if cal does sign to ky then the big blue nation could be back with the elites in a couple years esp if some of the memphis recruits dip and try to go to ky.


Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:09 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff

Mike Anderson would be my 3rd choice.  He's definetly good, and would be a great fit.  Question is, would he come?  Not sure myself, he's got a pretty good gig up there in Missouri. 

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2009 6:05 pm

Calipari about to meet with staff

 the only thing that kills me isnt calipari coming to ky he is a top notch coach its coachs and players selling out for big money nba scouts attend ncaa games like sharks patrolling the waters no pride any more only greed

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