Report: Calipari Had Been Close to Going to Cleveland

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    I don't think he was using Kentucky for a pay raise as the e tension was taken care of in April. I have yo admit I'm a little upset he isn't leaving, but that's just me.

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    One of the sites I saw said he probably would have taken it if the Harrison's had gone pro, dont know how much truth there was to that though
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    Some interesting tweets from Wojnarowski



    Your perfect enemy read the same thing I did. If what kept Cal at UK was the return of the twins, then just as I've said for a couple years now, Cal won't be long at UK. I've always said I'm fine with that too - although I'm not unhappy he returned - actually quite the contrary.

    If Cal really was offered 10 years at 80 mil, then Donovan has to be getting the same kind of offers. That's serious money to be turning down no matter who you are. With as many teams as it seems are regularly after guys like Izzo, Cal, Donovan, etc, you'd have to think they realize that patience is all that's standing between them and the job they'd be more eager to take.
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    He will leave in time....tick tick tick
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    Once again, The Onion reaches the crux of the matter.
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    The longer Cal is in Kentucky, the more time Miller stays in Tucson without being contacted for the Kentucky job. Stay as long as you want, Cal. Please.
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    When Calipari is asked by an organization to coach with a team ready to win....he leaves soon IMHO.

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    I would agree with that. If the thing about staying because the harrisons did is true, I find that to be telling of his commitment to uk and if he doesnt think he can win a championship he's taking his ball and going home.
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that. While no contract can force a coach to stay at a school, it can certainly dissuade potential suitors. In this case, Cal's newly inked $52 million dollar contract would carry a MASSIVE buyout in addition to whatever a team was proposing to pay him. That is the beauty of contract extensions. They essentially lock you in by making you too expensive to would-be suitors. That's why we see a lot of quick raises and extensions these days for up and coming coaches who would otherwise be ripe for the picking after a couple good years. The financial benefits of winning & exposure far outweigh the costs spread over a long term period, creating some measure of insurance ("repellant")
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