Monday, March 30, 2009

Rumors Kentucky to Offer John Calipari

According to ESPN's Andy Katz Kentucky has met with Memphis Head Coach John Calipari at an undisclosed location Sunday and offered him a "mega-deal." Acording to Katz' report Calipari was going to meet with officials at Memphis to discuss the offer that Kentucky gave him and give them an opportunity to discuss his potential future with the Tigers.

One interesting note Calipari has locked up a solid verbal with DeMarcus Cousins who is the #2 ranked player in Rivals 150. Cousins did not sign a letter of intent so he could potentially follow Coach Calipari if he leaves for Kentucky.

1:10 p.m.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal is reporting that John Calipari has met with his players and the early indication is that he is leaving for the University of Kentucky. Read the full story here. According to the source, Calipari told the team that Kentucky was the Notre Dame of basketball.

The University of Kentucky position clearly fits Calipari's ego and if he could bring the top ranked recruiting classes to the Big Blue Nation he would be welcomed with open arms. I think the whole Billy Gillispie situation taught Mitch Barnhart and the University of Kentucky a lesson. They will have to get a proven winner and not take a flyer on a coach, if they take a chance on a coach it better be a Kentucky boy!

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