JOHN CALIPARI NEWS

Mark Fox, Georgia Agree to Extension Through 2020

Georgia Bulldogs head men’s basketball coach Mark Fox and the university have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the coach in Athens through 2020. Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald reported the agreement. Fox led the Bulldogs to a record of 21-12 (11-7 SEC) in 2015 and a spot in the NCAA Tournament, where the team lost to Michigan State in the Round of 64 despite...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari’s Daughter Is Not Happy With His Critics

It’s not easy being the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. Just ask John Calipari. Calipari took to his Twitter account to express his goal of this past season. It wasn’t a national championship but to have eight of his players drafted. I hate to drive you traditionalists crazy, but I'll say it again: our goal at the beginning of the season was to have eight players drafted...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Barbee Officially named Kentucky Wildcats Assistant Coach

Head coach John Calipari announced on Friday the elevation of Tony Barbee to assistant coach after spending the 2014-15 season as the special assistant to the head coach at Kentucky. Barbee, a former head coach at UTEP and Auburn, will rejoin the bench as an assistant coach, a role in which he has served for […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari earns Humanitarian Award from Alltech

John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. He addressed more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas. Known as a […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Players the Miami Heat Could Pick in This Year’s NBA Draft

With the Miami Heat having pushed back giving up their first round selection to the Philadelphia 76ers by at least another year, the decision on who will be around for the #10 selection now takes center stage for Pat Riley and Co. The drafting drama was one of the remnants of bringing LeBron James’ talents to South Beach for four seasons, a selection which the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Goes on Twitter Rant Following Criticism

On Wednesday, John Calipari made the news by first signing a lucrative contract extension and then saying that his intentions were not to win the 2015 national championship, but to put eight players into the NBA. People immediately began criticizing him, but really his haters just wanted another excuse to bash him. On Thursday, Calipari took to Twitter to address the criticism, and...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky announced 2015-16 non-conference schedule

University of Kentucky announced its highly-competitive 2015-2016 non-conference mens basketball schedule on Thursday, per the UKAthletic website. Head coach John Calipari announced the 13-game schedule. The list of opponents includes six NCAA tourney teams and two NIT participants. Among the interesting matchups, eyes are probably already fixated on November 17, when the Wildcats...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari’s Daughter Blasts People Criticizing Her Dad For Saying Kentucky’s Goal Wasn’t To Win National Title

Like father, like daughter.  Earlier today, John Calipari went on a Twitter rant directed at the people criticizing him for saying Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win a national title.  Calipari’s daughter, Erin, has now gone on a Twitter rant of her own on the same subject.  People getting mad because @UKCoachCalipari says his goal...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats Announce 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule

Seventh-year head coach John Calipari demands the gold standard in every aspect of the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats’ 2015-16 schedule will once again meet that demand as Calipari announced a 13-game non-conference schedule on Thursday that features 10 games against tms who advanced to the postseason a season ago. That list includes national […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Goes On Twitter Rant Following Criticism For Saying Kentucky’s Goal Was To Get 8 Players Drafted

On Wednesday, John Calipari rubbed some people the wrong way when he said Kentucky’s goal this past season was to get eight players drafted, not win the national championship.  Calipari, 56, is as big of a players-first coach as there is in sports, so his comments weren’t really that surprising. But, at the same time, it’s not surprising that people were upset with his statement...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Our goal in 2015 was not to win a championship

Kentucky fell short of expectations last season by not winning a national championship, but fortunately the Wildcats’ head coach is a master spin doctor in addition to being an expert recruiter. According to John Calipari, Kentucky is still working toward its goal, which is to have eight players drafted by NBA teams this year. “Last...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: The goal was to get eight players drafted, not win a title

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has been a hot topic this week after it was reported that he was interested in the New Orleans Pelicans job. Calipari, who just signed an extension with Kentucky a few days ago denied that he was interested in the Pelicans position. Now that one bullet has been dodged, Calipari has some explaining to do after some comments he made on Wednesday...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calipari signs contract extension with Kentucky through 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a one-year contract extension through 2022 that will pay him a total of $54 million. The contract was signed on May 13 and a copy was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through an open records request. It replaces the $52.5 million, seven-year agreement he signed last June. Calipari's latest contract extension follows...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky's Calipari signs 1-year contract extension to 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a one-year contract extension through 2022 that will pay him a total of $54 million. The contract was signed on May 13 and a copy was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through an open records request. It replaces the $52.5 million, seven-year agreement he signed last June. Calipari's latest contract extension follows...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari, Kentucky Finalize Contract

On Tuesday, head Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took to social media to deny all reports of him being interested in the head coaching vacancy with the New Orleans Pelicans. Late Wednesday afternoon, Calipari is back in the news as the news of his contract extension with the Wildcats has become public. How’s that for denying all NBA rumors? According to The Courier-Journal...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari has already signed his new contract

John Calipari has already signed his new contract with the Kentucky Wildcats. It was reported last week that Calipari and UK were close to finalizing a new deal that would up his pay and ensure he’s here for at least one more season. Kyle Tucker of the LCL reports Calipari ended up signing it last […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke, Kentucky Earn Top Marks in Classroom

When I was in high school, my coach used to stress to all of us that we are student-athletes and that “student” always came first. As a two-time All-Academic Team selection, I always took the classroom seriously, but it is all too common that collegiate greats slack off and expect the instructor to pass them just because “I’m on the team.” With Duke and Kentucky basketball...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: Goal was have 8 players drafted, not win title

Kentucky Wildcats fans may be bummed that the team didn’t go undefeated and win a national title this past season, but one in particular is feeling fine and dandy. In a turn of events that some may find slightly unnerving, that one person is head coach John Calipari. Per Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio, Calipari explained himself at a speaking engagement at Rupp Arena. ...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Says Kentucky’s Goal Was To Get 8 Players Drafted, Not Win A National Title

No one in college basketball seems to practice a players-first mentality more than John Calipari. The Kentucky coach further expressed that mentality while speaking at Alltech’s Rebelation closing session in Rupp Arena this morning.  Talking in front of a crowd full of business-types, the 56-year-old coach spoke about the Wildcats’ goal for the 2014-15 season. That goal: to...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The First Cup of Coffee with Ron Higgins: John Calipari may not leave Kentucky for the Pelicans, but that doesn't mean he won't leave

Columnist Ron Higgins talks about Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari's continued flirtations with the NBA
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 days ago

Calipari says he has 'no interest' in coaching Pelicans

University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari was rumored to have interest in the New Orleans Pelicans vacant job, but took to Twitter to voice that there's no truth to it.NBA teams have flirted with Calipari for years, most recently the Cleveland Cavaliers only a summer ago. But this was a rare case where the opportunity to lead his former pupil, Anthony Davis, as he grows to...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari Denies Interest In Pelicans Position

Just when the Pelicans thought they had the answer, John Calipari changed the question. Earlier on Tuesday, reports came rolling in that the Kentucky head basketball coach had announced his interest in the New Orleans Pelicans head coaching vacancy. Calipari quickly took to Twitter to deny the reports, according to SI.com. Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in NOLA, I have no interest...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari interested in Pelicans, money could be issue

Kentucky coach John Calipari could be heading back to the NBA. Calipari has told New Orleans Pelicans officials that he is interested in the team's vacant head-coaching position and the chance to coach his former center and NBA rising star Anthony Davis and swingman Tyreke Evans, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported Tuesday. But one stumbling block appears to be financial terms...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: 'Not interested' in vacant Pelicans coaching job

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) John Calipari says he's not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching job and is happy at Kentucky. The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team's NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at Memphis. Calipari said in a statement issued Tuesday by the school that, ''Even though Anthony...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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