Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Calipari Goes to University of Kentucky

From ESPN:

After over a day of deliberation, John Calipari is headed to Kentucky.

The coach accepted an offer to leave Memphis to resurrect the Wildcats' program on Tuesday, ESPN's Dick Vitale has confirmed. The move was first reported by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

ESPN.com's Andy Katz reported on Monday that the deal would be for eight years and approximately $35 million dollars, making Calipari the highest-paid coach in the college ranks.

John Calipari has decided to leave Memphis to jump-start Kentucky's program.
Sources told ESPN.com that Kentucky began planning for a Wednesday announcement earlier Tuesday. The Lexington television affiliate that has the school's athletic broadcast contract was told to prepare for an announcement in the late morning or early afternoon, and plans were made to transport Calipari by private plane to an airport near Lexington

I am a BIG UK fan and I am glad that we are bringing a BIG TIME coach in. At first, I was hoping for someone who bleeds BLUE. However, I think Calipari and his attitude, confidence and cockiness will bring the fire back to UK.

Go Cats !!

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