By LARRY VAUGHT
ARLINGTON — Before Kentucky played Connecticut in Monday’s national championship game, former UK star Rex Chapman posted on Twitter that it was a “done deal” that UK coach John Calipari would leave to coach the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers immediately denied the claim. So did Calipari when asked about him after his team’s 60-54 loss.
“The Lakers have a basketball coach. Kentucky has a basketball coach. I got the best job in the country. I’m not going to even dignify that stuff,” Calipari said.
Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart also said he didn’t expect Calipari to leave.