…with Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald: “Can everyone please stop writing about John Calipari and the Bulls? It’s not going to happen and these stories exist only to coax Kentucky into giving him a raise. The guy is an excellent recruiter of high school talent, not an NBA coach.”
After all, here’s what Calipari had to say about the situation via an audio post on Lexy: “All right everybody, calm down. Take a breath. People can say whatever and rumors and throw and … let me just tell you, I am happy to be the coach at Kentucky. I love it. I’m having a ball.”
He could be posturing, of course, but I don’t think so. So why doesn’t he just come out and say he is absolutely, positively not interested in the Bulls coaching job in any way, shape or form? Why, because that could hurt his bargaining leverage at Kentucky.
Anyway, after the Vinny Del Negro experiment, I would think the front office would want a proven NBA coach…and proven at the college level is not the same thing.