UK, Calipari agree to lifetime contract

John Calipari will finish his coaching career at Kentucky

UK, Calipari agree to lifetime contract
UK head coach John Calipari answered questions at the NCAA Midwest Regional pre-tournament news conference on March 28, 2019.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will finish his coaching career in Lexington.

A UK spokesperson confirmed that the school has agreed to terms on a long-term contract with Calipari to finish his career at Kentucky.

FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call with referee John Higgins in the first half of the South Regional final game against North Carolina in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he’s received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call with referee John Higgins in the first half of the South Regional final game against North Carolina in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he’s received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) (Source: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

This comes on the same day Seth Davis of The Athletic reported UCLA offered Calipari a contract worth 6 years and $48 million.

Calipari spoke about the deal on his radio show in Lexington saying, "It has nothing to do with the other stuff. People call every year. They presented it to me and I appreciate it.”

The terms of Calipari’s new deal have not been disclosed.

Calipari’s Wildcats lost a heartbreaking Elite Eight game to SEC rival Auburn on Sunday to close out their season with a 30-7 record.

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