Everyone’s talking about the DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans trade, including John Calipari. Calipari’s making the rounds on the sports show circuit this morning to discuss DeMarcus joining Anthony Davis in New Orleans, and squelched any speculation that he will leave Kentucky to go to New Orleans to coach his former stars.
“Not happening,” Calipari said on The Dan Patrick Show. “I’d rather be in the situation that I’m in to be help, to be a mentor, whatever they need me to be.”
Later on, the two talked about Calipari getting fired from the Nets, which is when Patrick asked if Kentucky would ever fire him.
“If I try to stay too long, yeah. That, I can promise, won’t happen,” Cal said. “I don’t want to die in the seat.”
Calipari then went on his regular stump speech about how he loves his current position, which allows him to help families, etc. etc.
“I’ve got a position where it’s more than just basketball,” Cal said. “What moves me now at my age is we’re creating hope for people and kids.”
Calipari also went on SportsCenter, where he discussed what a Boogie/Brow frontcourt will look like.
“The thought of it, that they’re so different yet they’re big, they’re talented, and they’re skilled,” Cal said. “The biggest thing is both of them want to win.”
While we’re all excited, Calipari did point out that it will take some time for DeMarcus and Anthony to form chemistry on the court.
“Everybody’s gotta calm down because it will take them time to get to know one another and try to figure out how to play off one another and how they promote each other. That may take some time.”
Yeah, yeah. Still excited.