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John Wall has “Calipari won’t leave Kentucky” line down

Mar 16, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

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Between now and June — or whenever the Knicks and Wizards get around to hiring their coaches for next season — we are going to get a lot of “John Calipari is leaving Kentucky” stories. He’s already spent considerable time before the first round of the NCAA Tournament trying to distance himself from the Knicks rumors.

His former players have heard all this before. Which is why John Wall, being interviewed by Hoopsworld has the lines down pat. So John, would you want Calipari to coach the Wizards?

“It’s be great to have him as coach again, but I think he loves it at UK and I’d be surprised if he left. And I’m just happy with the coaches I have right now.”

Randy Wittman appreciates the love, John… it is Randy Wittman in D.C., right? Whatever. I’m sure he’s a very nice guy. Who fully recognizes the situation he is in.

If Calipari is coaching Kentucky next season, it’s because he really does want to be there. He has options.

  1. going4iton4th - Mar 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Of course Cal has options—but his last NBA experience didn’t exactly work out well. I think if he goes back to the NBA he would choose a better situation than the Wizards. They are a mess.

  2. vols84 - Mar 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    These coaches have big egos so if Cal wins the NCAAs this year, I’ll bet he leaves for the league. His stint with the Nets was along time ago. I think he would do better this time.

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