After each of a John Calipari’s eight seasons at Kentucky, UK fans have heard reports and rumors that Calipari could leave Lexington for the NBA. This season has been surprisingly quiet, until now.
ESPN New York’s Ian Begley reports that Calipari “intermediaries” reached out to the Knicks following the termination of Phil Jackson.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari reached out to Knicks through intermediaries to express interest in the Knicks presidency, per ESPN league sources. The Knicks do not have interest in Calipari at the moment, per league sources. Presumably, Calipari would want to coach as well if he took over as president.
The Knicks aren’t interested and the only contact is through intermediaries? Fine by me. This is nothing UK fans haven’t heard before. Expect a Calipari tweet within the hour.
When Kyle Tucker reached out to UK for comment on the story, this is what they had to say.