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John Calipari and Kentucky Agree to Long Term Deal


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John Calipari and the University of Kentucky have agreed to a long term deal.


Earlier today, Seth Davis of The Athletic reported that Kentucky offered Calipari a long term contract in wake of a 6-year, $48 million deal from UCLA.

On Monday afternoon, a UK spokesman confirmed that Kentucky and Calipari have agreed to a long term contract.


The contract details have yet to be released but it will likely see Calipari finish his career at Kentucky.

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  1. Kelly Nichols April 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm04 - 

    If this is in fact true, I could not be more thrilled. I love Coach Cal and there is not another coach on this planet I would rather have at the helm of Kentucky men’s basketball. Way to go University of Kentucky!!

  2. Joanna April 1, 2019 at 2:12 pm04 - 

    I couldn’t be happier I’ve been watching Kentucky since 1978 and Coach Cal is the best that we could ask for he is absolutely wonderful and so is his family and congratulations they just can’t pay him too much he is worth every penny congratulations Coach Cal we love you

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