John Calipari also isn’t interested in the Bulls’ coaching vacancy

From the USA Today: “Could John Calipari be one and done at Kentucky? The Wildcats coach reportedly is interested in the vacancy with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, according to a story by Yahoo Sports. Perhaps seeking to squelch the rumors, Calipari posted on his Facebook page: ‘I’m very happy at Kentucky.’ He also told ESPN’s Andy Katz he is not interested in the job.”

I can’t say I’m disappointed to find out Calipari wants to stay in Kentucky. In general, college coaches don’t translate well to the NBA. Only three — Bill Fitch, Chuck Daily and Gregg Popovich — have made it work. I don’t like the odds that Calipari would join them.


8 Responses to John Calipari also isn’t interested in the Bulls’ coaching vacancy

    bullsfandom May 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Calipari has said in the past that he wasn’t going to leave…right before he left Memphis for Kentucky.

    College coaches lie, cheat, and steal. It wouldn’t surprise me if he does wind up coming here. I’d be happy about it if his hiring brought along another super big name though. Sure he probably will be gone in another 2 years, but after looking at who the Bulls are also looking at…I think that no matter who they hire they will be gone after 3 years anyway.

    Savage May 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    In my view the only coaches the Bulls should be looking at are Byron Scott, Avery Johnson, maybe Calipari although that would be a real gamble, and last Jeff Van Gundy. Lawrence Frank can go get me a juice box as far as I am concerned. I love Collins he has a great basketball mind and I agree with almost all of his comments regarding games, however, for some reason I just don’t think he is the right fit. Failure to get one of the 4 mentioned above would be a big disappointment. I have no idea why we would consider hiring an assistant coach we need a well respected name right now.

  3. Chi-llini May 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    Last i checked Larry Brown was a pretty good college coach AND a pretty good in the pros.

    Also this is off the top of my head but 3 of the 7 coaches who have won a NBA championship in the last 20 years (Daly, Jackson, Tomjanavich, Popovich, Brown, Rivers) were college coaches. Since i would speculate a greater number of ex-players and pro assistants get the jobs to have just as limited success, your assertation that college coaches can;t coach pros doesn;t seem to follow. My point is if you can coach in the pros you can coach in the pros, and where you came from doesn;t have anything to do with that.

    joe May 6, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    A fresh-out, college coach is doomed.

    Frank and Cheeks seem plausible. Cheeks is a good guy, local guy and PG. He did well with the JailBlazers nutty roster and with the 76ers.

    Frank was unreal, taking over as a caretaker and eventually leading the nets to the finals. His crummy roster tuned him out but so did the Bulls with Skiles.

  5. Ryan May 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    “Lawrence Frank can go get me a juice box as far as I am concerned.”

    I think you may need to get him a juice box… and some animal crackers. I have a bad feeling Mr. Frank will fall in our laps.

    Savage May 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    Do you hate me????? Is that why you have me thinking we may be stuck with Frank the juice box guy as our coach. J/K. Man if we hire Frank I would seriously have to consider stop watching my favorite team. Hiring Frank would as Barkley would say “turrrable!” We need to attract top tier FA and we will extinguish all their concerns regarding our front office with Frank the juice box guy? YIKES!!!!

  7. Ryan May 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Not to be too insensitive, but I would prefer Anne Frank over Lawrence Frank myself. I bet the guy still wears Spider man whitie tighties.

    Other notable Franks I would rather see coaching the Bulls – Frank Zappa, Frank Stallone, Frank Lucas, Frank Sinatra, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank “The Big Hurt” Thomas.

    Savage May 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    LOL, glad to see we are on the same page on this one!

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