The Plain Dealer in Cleveland interrupted Calipari’s Florida vacation this morning with a phone interview. The topic of discussion? Coaching LeBron James in the NBA.
Cal said he would love to, but now is not the time.
“Are you kidding me?” the University of Kentucky coach said in a telephone interview on Wednesday morning. “Have a chance to coach the best player in the world? Yes, I would love to coach him. But what’s happened is our careers are criss-crossing without crossing.”
“I’m not in a position where I would leave Kentucky right now. I’m not sure whether this is his last contract, or his next-to-last contract. But I would tell you if I had a chance to, I would absolutely.”
Cal also said they have never discussed it and it doesn’t appear it will happen as they both get older.
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