By LARRY VAUGHT
There might not be a week this year when Kentucky basketball is not in the national headlines.
Just today Sam Amico of FoxSportsOhio posted this on Twitter: “Sources: #Cavs interested in Kentucky’s John Calipari to fill head coaching vacancy.”
Of course, Calipari created some buzz himself when he told this to Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer when asked if he would return to the NBA to coach LeBron James. Here’s what he said:
“Are you kidding me? Have a chance to coach the best player in the world? Yes, I would love to coach him. But what’s happened is our careers are criss-crossing without crossing. I’m not in a position where I would leave Kentucky right now. I’m not sure whether this is his last contract, or his next-to-last contract. But I would tell you if I had a chance to, I would absolutely.”
Hopefully, the emphasis here will be that Calipari said he was “not in position where I would leave Kentucky right now” and not just that he would go to the NBA to coach James.