John Calipari responds to critics of his lifetime contract
John Calipari has a response for critics of his new lifetime contract with Kentucky.
Calipari parlayed some interest from UCLA into a sweeter deal with Kentucky that is a lifetime contract. Some people aren’t too happy about that deal, and Calipari thinks those are just haters.
“There are people that, I don’t know if it’s their opinion or their hope, but they get mad and it’s like, ‘Why are you mad? What’s this make you mad about?’” Calipari said on ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ regarding his deal. “Our fans are happy, our administration is happy, I’m happy. I guess that’s all it’s about.”
Some people are probably upset that a guy like Calipari can so easily threaten to leave in order to squeeze a larger contract out of his employer. At the same time, there is so much pressure on the coaches to produce, and they are so easily fired these days, that it’s hard to blame them for trying to get as much money as they can while their value is high.