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    Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

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    The University of Kentucky has offered John Calipari what is essentially a lifetime contract extension in response to a lucrative offer the coach has received from UCLA, The Athletic has learned.

    UCLA offered Calipari a contract worth approximately $48 million over six years, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. The contacts between Calipari and UCLA have been more extensive than previously reported, but Calipari told UCLA last week he is not interested in leaving Kentucky.

    Kentucky gave UCLA permission to speak with Calipari but did not take seriously the possibility that he would leave, partly because in the past UCLA has not committed nearly the same type of financial resources that Kentucky has for basketball. (Calipari is the highest-paid basketball coach in the country, making $9.2 million this year, according to the USA Today Sports database.) Once Kentucky learned how serious UCLA’s offer was, it offered Calipari, who turned 60...
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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    TBH I'm kind of surprised by how weak UCLA's offer is. Cal makes 1 million more per year with his current deal.
    Just a barner.

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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    TBH I'm kind of surprised by how weak UCLA's offer is. Cal makes 1 million more per year with his current deal.
    Honestly, what would make UCLA attractive to anyone at this point? The conference being weak overall might be the biggest plus.
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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    So that's the best April Fool's joke UK (Kentucky blue font) could come up with after All Bran Knocked 'em out of the Final Four?

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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Honestly, what would make UCLA attractive to anyone at this point? The conference being weak overall might be the biggest plus.
    Some folks like living out there, so there’s that.
    Just a barner.

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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Not to mention that state taxes in California top out at 13%, while Kentucky is 5%...
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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    You factor in the cost of living and he is much better off at Kentucky.

    UCLA's offer was a joke, IMO.

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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Last night Mick Cronin and Jamie Dixon were rumored to be the hot names for UCLA. Neither are bad hires, but UCLA fans would have to be bummed if the talks with Cal gave them any hope.


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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    good grief, he is way over paid.


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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by bamanut_aj View Post
    good grief, he is way over paid.


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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Not really understanding this move by UK honestly. So many things that could work out wrong more than right for UK in this situation.

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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Word is Rick Barnes would take the UCLA job if offered. Lol if it happens.


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    Re: Kentucky Offers Coach Cal a Lifetime Contract After Talks with UCLA

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Word is Rick Barnes would take the UCLA job if offered. Lol if it happens.
    Then, Pearl back to UT?!!!
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