View Full Version : John Calipari & Kentucky close on deal

Wake's Fastball
03-30-2009, 03:51 PM
Surprised this hadn't been posted yet. Reportedly worth more than $5 million a year.


03-30-2009, 04:08 PM

03-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Yes. Hopefully that is. 1 less play wall wamts to go

03-30-2009, 04:31 PM
Yes. Hopefully that is. 1 less play wall wamts to go

Im pretty sure he will consider Kentucky if Calipari ends up there. Calipari would be able to sell the kid on Kentucky easier than selling the kid on Memphis.

03-30-2009, 04:39 PM
not really. there is much less talent thanthere is on memphis

03-30-2009, 04:48 PM
not really. there is much less talent thanthere is on memphis

Not if DeMarcus Cousins come with Calipari, he didn't sign yet. Jodie Meeks is going to be a senior, Patrick Patterson is going to be a junior and those arw KU's 2 leading scorers. They will be OK.

03-30-2009, 05:00 PM
Wall would probably go to Kentucky if Cal ends up there.

03-30-2009, 05:06 PM
Yeah, I read on a different forum last night that Demarcus Cousins said Calipari was going to Kentucky. Cousins and perhaps Wall will follow him to Kentucky to give them a great team next year.

03-30-2009, 05:56 PM
Gonna have to agree. I still think Wall will follow if he really is set on going. Cousins would go 2. Only player that is questionable is Xavier Henry because i believe he already signed which makes it a little more difficult to back out of. Kentucky will have a great coach, at least 2 solid recruits coming in too AND pretty much have the same team from this year? All that with Calipari's coaching and an eh conference. UK could very well be back into the national spot light sooner than expected.

03-30-2009, 05:58 PM
That would be a great hire for Kentucky. Calipari is a great coach and will work wonders there.

03-30-2009, 06:20 PM
He is a pretty good fit for Kentucky IMO. He seems like he can handle the media and fans there. And yeah, I wouldn't be surprised at all if Cousins is willing to go with him.

Padres Son
03-30-2009, 07:02 PM
How long until the recruiting violations at Memphis come to the surface? I say six months.

03-31-2009, 10:25 AM
I can see why Calipari wants this job. In Conference USA, he never has any competition. In Kentucky he'll get more pull being at a bigger basketball school.

03-31-2009, 10:35 AM
He better sign that 8 year deal. It's been said Travis Ford would leave OSU for Kentucky only. If Calipari gets locked up for that long, we should be keeping our coach for a long time.

03-31-2009, 02:02 PM
Perfect match. Coach Cal with have Kentucky in the Final Four within his first 3 years.