After doing an interview on Fox Business this morning and SportsCenter after that, Calipari stopped by CNBC, where he spoke to the folks at “Squawk Alley.” You’ve heard most of what he said in previous interviews, but there was a funny exchange with Kayla Tausche when she said Calipari wanted his players to stay for four years.
Kayla: “How do you manage the natural tension of you wanting them to stick around for four years –”
Calipari: “I don’t! I don’t! You’re wrong. I want them to leave when it’s time to leave. Some of them will leave too early. Their choice.”
Calipari then went over his process of helping kids decide if it’s time to leave, once again, insisting that encouraging them to stay when they’re ready to move on is a selfish move.
“If I try to convince them to stay, then I’m about myself. I’ve told kids, ‘If you want to do what’s right for me and my family, you stay. If you want to do what’s right for you and your family, you go to that league.'”
Besides, each player has a lifetime scholarship, yada yada. Check out the full interview via UKBasketballLive.com below: