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Calipari wants people to stop calling his lifetime deal a lifetime deal

The other major topic John Calipari addressed during his interview with Dan Patrick was his new lifetime contract with Kentucky, which he keeps insisting isn’t a lifetime contract at all.

“What lifetime? What happened? What’s a lifetime deal? They’ll declare me dead in three years. What is a lifetime deal? Who [called it that]? I didn’t label it a lifetime deal, so someone must have.”

That someone was Seth Davis, who first reported the deal on Monday. Regardless, Calipari stresses that his deal isn’t for the rest of his life, it’s just until he’s done coaching.

“What the university did months ago, the beginning of the year, their thing was, we want you to finish your career here. What would that look like? I’m in the middle of the season. I don’t know what it would look like. So, they came at me and said, could it look like this? The meeting took 15 minutes between DeWayne Peevy and me.”

“The reality of it is, it’s not until I die; it’s not that I’m going to be in a walker trying to coach. It’s, you finish your career here.”

Seth Davis also reported that the extension came in response to a six-year, $48 million offer from UCLA. When asked if UCLA offered him the job, Calipari was firm in his denial.

“No. No. Look, UCLA — I’m just telling you. If there are numbers, they’re not true. They’re not true. [UCLA Athletic Director] Dan Guerro and I know each other because we work on committees but no, that’s not true. Dan and I talked. He talked to our AD and said, let’s talk, and we talked about the culture of a big-time basketball program.”

So, if we don’t call it a lifetime deal, what do we call it? “Finish your career deal” doesn’t really roll off the tongue.

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15 Comments for Calipari wants people to stop calling his lifetime deal a lifetime deal



  1. chrislarkey
    12:37 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Funny



  2. VirginiaCat
    12:43 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Semantics.



  3. IrishCat
    12:59 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Funny semantics



  4. BigJohnC
    1:00 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Apparently it’s his final deal



    • mashburnfan1
      4:53 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      Career deal



  5. BigJohnC
    1:02 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    The all for one deal. The deals deal. The deal that keeps on dealing. Make a big deal about a not so lifetime deal. Just a deal maker



  6. KYCat4EVER
    1:20 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Agree with you Coach!



  7. KYCat4EVER
    1:21 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    “Regardless, Calipari stresses that his deal isn’t for the rest of his life, it’s just until he’s done coaching.”

    So the contract is VOID already? LOL ?



  8. STLouisBBFan
    1:23 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    How about a contract to coach “exclusively” at the University of Kentucky.



  9. BillytheUkkid
    1:33 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    If there’s no buyout then I’d call it the deal of a lifetime



  10. sportsbird66
    1:41 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Same thing Cal



  11. catsarerunnin
    2:28 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Seth and his daddy Lanny usually get things wrong.



  12. Bluebloodtoo
    3:59 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

    Well coach, if you die in 3 years, then it WAS a lifetime deal. Lol



    • J. Did
      4:46 pm April 5, 2019 Permalink

      LOL. Yes – so this gives rise to the following presumption. Is CAL leaving in 3 years (the term for which CAL ‘declared’ his death)?