John Calipari leaked some pretty important news for Big Blue Nation on the radio today.
During an appearance on ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg’s podcast, the Kentucky head coach revealed one thing that could keep him at Kentucky on the sidelines for at least another fifteen years: the chance to coach his son Brad.
Kentucky Sports Radio transcribed the quote:
“First of all, my wife has already told me if he decides to come, ‘you’re not leaving,’ so that would mean I’m here five more years. If I’m here five more years, why not stay ’til 70, why not sign a new contract and I’ll be 70 when I leave. Seems like everyone coaches until 70, I was thinking 60, but maybe I’ll coach until 72, maybe 73,” Calipari said. “If he comes and he wants to walk on, to be able to spend four years with my son and the ups and downs of this? The only thing is he likes to talk back, you can’t do that when you’re playing for me.”
The 6-foot-0, 165-pound Calipari tore his ACL and missed most of his junior season of high school. He then reclassified to the Class of 2016 in order to get healthy and transferred from Lexington Christian to MacDuffie School in Granby, Massachusetts, before last season.
The senior-to-be is now trying to show college coaches that he can defend and create his own shot with the Travelers of the Nike EYBL this summer.
Luckily for the young sharp shooter, if he can’t pave his own way and convince other coaches to take a chance on him, it sounds like his dad already has the back up plan figured out.
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