John Calipari will be at Kentucky for at least four more years. His wife, Ellen, said so.
During his 45-minute interview with Mike Lupica, Calipari said Ellen told him he isn’t allowed to leave UK as long as Brad Calipari is on the team, and Cal expects his son, who just got to campus, will be a Wildcat for at least four years.
“If you’re asking me going forward, there is one thing that happened that changed the dynamic, and the paradigm for me in my coaching career — my son has joined our team. So my son Brad will be with us four, maybe five, years, and my wife has already told me: ‘You will not leave while he is playing here. That ain’t happening.’
So, all these job openings, with me for the next four or five years, all anybody out there has to say — not happening.”
Cal also told Lupica he has “no regrets whatsoever” turning down the Cleveland Cavaliers job, even though he had a pretty good idea LeBron James would return to The Land. Cal loves it in Lexington and will continue to coach as long as he’s able to help young men pursue their dreams, he says.
“I’m enjoying it.”