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The annual Calipari-to-NBA rumors are here

Posted on: April 8, 2011 8:52 am
Edited on: April 8, 2011 8:57 am
The annual John-Calipari-to-the-NBA reports are officially underway.

(What took so long?)

Peter Vecsey's column in the New York Post on Friday is headlined "Kentucky coach may be on Knicks' radar." There's nothing concrete about the headline and really no substance to the report. It's mostly just speculation rooted in the speculation of a person Vecsey describes as a team executive "who knows a thing or two about a thing or two regarding goings-on behind the screens," which is a cute way of saying "I'm gonna toss this against the wall, and, at some point, we'll see if it sticks."

So will it stick?

Honestly, who knows?

What I can tell you, though, is that this is not the first time I've heard a Calipari-Knicks rumor. One was brought to me before the Final Four, for what it's worth, but it's difficult to separate fact from fiction with this stuff, especially when the Knicks are still playing with a coach still under contract. In other words, we'll have to wait and see where this goes, then see what happens next. But similar to how I stated that Calipari would've left Kentucky last year for the opportunity to coach LeBron James, I have no doubt Calipari would leave Kentucky this year for the opportunity to coach Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony (and perhaps Chris Paul) with the Knicks.

Will Calipari get that opportunity?

Again, who knows?

But the annual speculation is something UK fans will never be able to avoid.
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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 8, 2011 10:13 am

The annual Calipari-to-NBA rumors are here

Yeah he's at Kentucky until............................he

puts that school on probation. He's the biggest scumbag in sports. How many people know about when he was an assistant coach at Pitt and was doing a lot of the recruiting. He told one kid not to go to St. John's because Carnesseca had cancer and wouldn't be stepping down soon. Louie stayed several more years but the kid took his advice and didn't go there. What a putz!!! You'll be lucky if you get rid of this piece of trash sooner than later. BTW the St. John's story is a fact, not a rumor.

Since: Oct 28, 2010
Posted on: April 8, 2011 10:07 am

The annual Calipari-to-NBA rumors are here

He has his dream job now. 3 of the players he has recruited for the 2011-2012 year were ranked the #1 player in the Rivals top 150. Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, and now Anthony Davis have held that #1 ranking. There is no way he is going to the NBA this year, but I understand writers neeed something to write about.

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: April 8, 2011 10:04 am

The annual Calipari-to-NBA rumors are here

This is the bottom line up front on coach Cal....   He will never leave UK for the pros after being paid 4 mils a year to coach the Wildcats for 32-36 games a year to enter the tough NBA.  Coach Cal is at home in the gret college basketball state of Kentucky.

Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2011 9:11 am

The annual Calipari-to-NBA rumors are here

who cares

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