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Articles tagged: John Calipari

John Calipari shoots down report he is interested in Pelicans job

Rumors about John Calipari leaving Kentucky to accept an NBA coaching job are an annual tradition. The New Orleans Pelicans are this year’s subject. John Reed of The Times Picayune reports that Calipari has made it known to Pelicans officials that he is interested in their head coaching vacancy. There have reportedly been “exploratory conversations”…Read More

John Calipari reportedly drove Billy Donovan to NBA

The recent dominance and run of success for John Calipari at Kentucky helped push Billy Donovan to the NBA, according to a report. Donovan, 49, coached at Florida from 1996 through 2015 before accepting the head coaching job with the Oklahoma City Thunder this week. Though Donovan won two national championships at Florida (2006 and…Read More

Report: John Calipari ‘desperately’ wants to return to NBA

There are only three guarantees in life — death, taxes and rumors about John Calipari becoming a head coach in the NBA again some day. With Kentucky just four wins away from an undefeated season and a national championship, the speculation is heating up again. Calipari was the head coach of the New Jersey Nets…Read More

John Calipari takes shot at Dick Vitale (Video)

John Calipari took a jab at Dick Vitale during his halftime interview of Kentucky’s game with Missouri. Calipari knows that the ubiquitous ESPN college basketball analyst is a big believer in rhythm and disagrees with the way the coach handles his substitutions for the Wildcats (Cal has his team broken into two platoons and plays…Read More

John Calipari got his daughter Megan’s birthday wrong

If Twitter is any indication, John Calipari is very close with his daughters, Megan and Erin. That doesn’t mean he can remember their birthdays. On Saturday, Calipari sent out a heartwarming tweet to wish his daughter Megan a happy 25th birthday. There was just one problem — he was a day early. It's my baby…Read More

John Calipari: I wouldn’t have gone to Cavs even for LeBron James

A little over two months ago, a report surfaced that indicated John Calipari was in “deep discussions” with the Cleveland Cavaliers before he finalized a new contract extension with Kentucky. That was before LeBron James shocked the world by announcing he was heading home to Cleveland. In hindsight, Calipari was probably using the Cavs and…Read More

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