As rumors of a lucrative NBA offer pop up, Coach Cal stands firm with UK

06/09/2014 07:00 PM

Less than a week after John Calipari inked a 7 year, $52.5 million contract to stay with UK through the 2021 season, rumors surfaced of an alleged offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Yahoo! Sports reported that Coach Cal was offered a 7 year and $60+ million deal to take over as the Cavs coach and team president. ESPN has since said that the offer may have more in the neighborhood of 10 years and $80 million. Regardless of which numbers are correct, he obviously did not accept a job with the Cleveland Cavaliers because Calipari is still the head basketball coach at Kentucky.

This seemingly further cements the idea that UK will be the last coaching stop in Cal’s storied career, but it certainly won’t stop the NBA rumors from coming up year after year.

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