Former Kentucky and Louisville coach Rick Pitino had some interesting thoughts about John Calipari and rumors of Cal possibly leaving for the NBA.
In an interview with the New York Post, Pitino said he didn’t see Calipari leaving the “best job in basketball.”
“I think when you coach at Kentucky, you have the premier job in college basketball — in terms of he can recruit any player he wants, he has unbelievable facilities, he’s gonna win his 30 games every year, and he’s got the best job in all of basketball,” Pitino said. “So I’m not sure why he would ever want to have a job that’s not the best job in all of basketball. He’s smarter than me when it comes to that.”
Interesting comments from Pitino on the heals of talk that Kentucky could schedule a game against Pitino’s Iona squad (if Pitino isn’t hit with any NCAA sanctions this summer). You can check out the full story here where Pitino touches on a wide range of topics.
Some food for thought: How do things change in Kentucky history if Pitino never leaves Lexington for the NBA?
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It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.
Teams wont have the opportunity to evaluate prospects via the combine or individual workouts.
Mark Stoops and Co. are jumping into the race for some top-level talent.
First, California. Now, Colorado.
Duke’s point guard is headed to the league.
Still some solid talent left on the market.
We may never know how Ashland’s season would’ve panned out.