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Swaggy Cal excited for the next decade of coaching at UK

Cal still has plenty left in the tank.

John Calipari Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

With John Calipari having turned 60 this year, the speculation of when the Hall of Fame coach could retire has grown.

Many great coaches call it quits while in their 60s, though we’re seeing more and more great basketball coaches go well into their 70s, including Jim Boeheim, Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich among others.

Calipari’s latest tweet suggests he’s ready for another 10 special years in Lexington:

Seeing as how Calipari led Kentucky to an average of 30 wins per season, four Final Four trips, and won the 2012 national championship, I’d say most of Big Blue Nation would be happy with another decade like that.

Kentucky certainly has the potential for a fast start in the next decade, as the 2019-20 Wildcats are projected as a top-three team in many major preseason rankings.

But most importantly, here’s to hoping Calipari continues to make a dramatic impact in players’ and their families’ lives for the better. That’s what has made Calipari one of a kind and one of the best leaders of men in all of basketball.