The John Calipari media tour rolls on, and Cal went on “The Dan Patrick Show” this morning to talk about his book and the season. Inevitably, Patrick asked about the tweet Rex Chapman sent before the National Championship about Cal going to the Lakers. Cal’s response? “Who’s he?” Ouch. He laughed and reiterated “there has been nothing” about the Lakers job, and he’s not interested: “No, I’m good.” Cal admitted he was surprised by Rex’s tweet. “I was really surprised,” Calipari said. “That’s all part of being the coach at Kentucky. But that disappointed me. Unless the Lakers told him. …. They had a coach, we had a coach. But I accept it. I’m not mad at Rex. It is what it is. We moved on.”
Cal added that he really hopes the one-and-done rule is changed to two years, because if not, staying at UK several more years would be hard “because the option is to recruit players who are not good enough or convince kids to stay who should leave.” How many players does Cal think will go pro? “The good news is eight can go, and I know eight aren’t going.” During a commercial break look-in, Patrick asked him the over/under on five guys turning pro. Cal said he would take the under. “I just hope it’s under so I get to coach them another year.”
We hope to have video of the appearance later on.