Today’s Free Agent Watch post about LeBron James indicated that a small handful of NBA GMs think that John Calipari will be the next coach of the Chicago Bulls. Apparently, that comes as something of a surprise to…John Calipari.
From the ESPN NBA Rumors page:
“Now that the Cavs are officially out of the playoffs and LeBron James’ future — one that seemed tied to Cleveland before the playoffs began — reportedly leaning toward the Bulls, Kentucky’s John Calipari again comes into focus. Speculation is that if the Bulls hire Calipari — who has a good relationship with him and shares a friend in William ‘Wordwide’ Wesley — the signing would increase the Bulls’ chances of landing the King. But Calipari took to Twitter on Friday morning to try and squash said rumors. He tweeted: ‘I want to address this with the Big Blue Nation one last time, I will be coaching at Kentucky next year. Now let’s finish what we started!’ Cal has denied interest and said he’s happy at Kentucky previously when his name has surfaced for the Bulls.”
What’s more, as far as anyone knows, “there has been no contact from any NBA team toward Calipari.”
And there you have it. I suppose it’s still possibly that Calipari might end up coaching in the NBA next season — everybody has a price. However, I still don’t see him coaching in Chicago. But we’ll see.