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Coach Cal confirms that Brad Calipari is considering a transfer

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has confirmed that his son, Brad, is considering a transfer from the program.

This evening, Coach Cal took to Twitter to address the reports from this morning that the Wildcat guard was exploring his options, where he said they are absolutely true.

“I had my phone off earlier. When I turned it on, it was like, what in the world?! Everyone was asking about [Brad],” he said. “Just so everyone knows, Brad and I had talked earlier about exploring his options – not a decision to leave but about keeping his options open to play more.”

In fact, Calipari said that he had no idea the news would even go public, let alone that everyone would make a big deal about it.

At the end of the day, though, he just wants what’s best for his son.

“We talked about the transfer portal and putting his name out there,” Calipari said. “He didn’t think – nor did I – that putting his name out there would go crazy. We honestly didn’t think anyone would notice. But at the end of the day, I want my son to be happy.”

While he loves coaching his son in Lexington, he knows that it’s tough to get off the bench. If he decides to transfer elsewhere to earn more playing time, the Kentucky head coach has his full support.

“It’s hard to get minutes at Kentucky — EVEN IF YOU’RE MY SON. Brad is going to take his time with his decision and weigh all options,” he said. “No matter what he does, he has my full support. If he decides to leave, I know our fans will continue to root for him. And if he decides to come back, I’ll soak in every moment to coach my son.

“I love all my players – I just love Brad a little more.”

In 27 career games, the junior guard has averaged 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 2.65 minutes per game.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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20 Comments for Coach Cal confirms that Brad Calipari is considering a transfer

    8:26 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t blame him. If he wants to coach one day, it would be nice for him to at least produce some stats, even if it is at a mid major or any college that he can get some playing time

  2. Bruce Dickinson
    8:33 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    It would be nice to see him go to one of the in state schools like NKU, EKU or Morehead. They would be fairly close to Lexington.

  3. Biggie
    8:53 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Why not Transylvania? Hell, he could still live at Wildcat Lodge and walk to classes!

    • peaches76
      10:37 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

      That seems like an excellent option on the surface. About the right level for playing time and right in the backyard. Win win for all…if it’s a possibility. Only thing that might mess that up would be whether Cal could afford the tuition.

    • ClutchCargo
      9:15 am May 31, 2019 Permalink

      The Lodge is UK student housing, so a Transy student couldn’t live there.

    • Matt10
      12:06 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      Lol peaches!! 🙂

  4. mashman 93
    9:02 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Hope he does well wherever he goes. Once a Wildcat you’re always a Wildcat.

  5. catsfan1995
    9:04 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Was it really necessary to put he stats? That’s kinda low… none of us care about that, and we all know they aren’t great

    • UKCatAttack
      10:54 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

      I found that odd as well. Transylvania would be an excellent option as the previous poster suggested.

    • Luether
      11:28 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

      Why not put his stats? It’s relevant and applicable to any player transferring…

    • catsfan1995
      6:11 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      What about his stats are relevant? Do you think teams are looking to see what he did while playing at KENTUCKY?? If that’s the case, literally not one team would take him. They aren’t a true reflection of his talent whatsoever.

  6. A_Blue_Wildcat
    11:20 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

    Honestly he might struggle to even get playing time at Transy. I mean look at how the Transy guards played against us in our scrimmage last year, they looked better in that one game than Brad has looked even in blue-white games.

    • Luether
      11:29 pm May 30, 2019 Permalink

      Lets face it, he’s a Div 3 player at best…

    • makeitstop
      7:44 am May 31, 2019 Permalink

      And out come the trolls… it’s going to rain later so they’ll be safely back under their bridge this afternoon.

    • Glock
      12:44 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

      So telling the truth makes us trolls? What would the term be for the “feel good “ patronizers?

    • michaelb
      8:33 am June 1, 2019 Permalink


    • A_Blue_Wildcat
      12:40 pm May 31, 2019 Permalink

      What part of what I said was incorrect?

    • michaelb
      8:35 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

      That’s really good point … Transylvania’s was stoopid good last year . People joke bout our early non conf. Schedule but we played 3 teams that dominate their conferences 25-30 win teams .

  7. michaelb
    8:32 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

    2.6 mins per game …. let’s extrapolate his stats … na just kiddin lol

  8. BlueDew
    10:05 am June 1, 2019 Permalink

    Cal says he didn’t know it would get this level of attention. Are we to believe that? Anytime a D1 coach’s son leaves his fathers program is big news to that particular fan base, but to this fan base is multiplied exponentially. Evidently Cal can just throw out statements and people will just fall hook line and sinker.