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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