Reports and rumors have swirled on the topic of current Memphis Tigers basketball coach John Calipari potentially taking the vacant Kentucky job.
Just like Billy Donovan, my guess is that Cal tells the Lexington faithful, NO!
I would anyway.
The potential to win a national title at Memphis is just as good if not better than Kentucky right now anyway. Sure, there is a delightful history with the Wildcats that dates all the way back to Adolph Rupp back in the days when only white people played basketball.
Times have changed but things haven't been the same since Rick Pitino departed for the greener pastures (or so it seemed) of the NBA. Not a short while after, Pitino was back in Kentucky but this time at rival school, Louisville.
Sure the money could potentially make him the highest paid coach in college basketball but Calipari is already making well over a million dollars a season at the helm of the Tigers,
And don't forget that the SEC doesn't usually resemble the Missouri Valley Conference every year.
Calipari may long for the days of running through Conference USA unscathed en route to annual single digit seeds year after year.
One sleep at UK an you are gone.
Why risk it with the best recruiting class in the nation coming in?
As one commenter on deadspin put it....
4:55 PM How can you say no?