Yesterday at the SEC meetings in Destin, John Calipari hinted to reporters that there may be a spot for Tony Barbee on UK’s staff. Barbee, who was fired by Auburn following the SEC Tournament, played and coached under Calipari at UMass and Memphis and often calls Cal his mentor.
“He and I are talking about coming with us, so that’s an option,” Calipari said. “I know there are some NBA opportunities he may go after. And he may take a year. He’s got three years to figure out what he wants to do, but he’ll be a head coach again. He was outstanding at UTEP. You can’t throw that away.”
Darrell Bird over at CatsPause has more from Coach Cal in Destin, including how he would like to see the regular season conference schedule and why some of his former assistants succeed when others don’t.
Read Bird’s report here.