Kentucky has approved a contract renewal with head coach John Calipari to end his career at the Wildcats, a school official told ESPN. The deal would be a combination of an extension of head coaching and a paid role as ambassador after retirement.
"We can confirm that the University of Kentucky has agreed to complete a long-term contract with Coach Calipari" His career in Kentucky, "said a Head Boy.
Calipari also confirmed the news on his radio broadcast.
It has nothing to do with the other things people call every year, "he said," They presented it to me and I appreciate it. "
" Where else should I train? " He added.
Calipari, whose current contract in Kentucky runs until 2024, is the country's highest paid basketball coach, with a total compensation of $ 9.2 million this year, according to the USA Today Sports database also reported a $ 2.6 million retention bonus for each of the next three july seasons.
Kentucky scored 30: 7 this season, earning a 2-seed set in the NCAA tournament and rising to elite eight on before he beat Auburn 77-71
Calipari has been in the last four final races with Kentucky (2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015) and won the national championship in 2012. The defeat to Auburn marked the third season in a row, in which the Wildcats advanced to the next round The second weekend of the NCAA tournament, however, remained behind the Final Four.
Calipari, 60, has a 305-71 record and an official lifetime record of 708-209 in Kentucky. He has led his teams to the NCAA tournament 20 times in 27 seasons, with four official final fours and one title.
Calipari brought the teams to the Final Four twice, only to release the NCAA's winnings. His 2007/08 Memphis team, lost in the title game against Kansas, had to retire all 38 of the season's victories, including five NCAA tournament victories, as star player Derrick Rose's SAT scores became invalid. The Final Four appearance of Calipari's UMass team in 1996 was canceled after it was established that star player Marcus Camby had received money from two sports agents.