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Calipari Due For A Pay Raise?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari could be in

line for a raise.

Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said Tuesday night the

university and Calipari have begun "initial discussions" on

restructuring the coach's lucrative contract.

The statement came just hours after reports surfaced that

was interested in the coaching vacancy with the NBA's



Chicago Bulls. Calipari wrote on his Facebook page that he's very

happy at Kentucky.

Calipari, already the highest paid coach in men's college

basketball, just completed the first year of an eight-year deal

that averages nearly $4 million a season. Kentucky went 35-3 last


Barnhart said he's proud of what Calipari has accomplished in

one season and that he's excited about the program's future.


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