John Calipari to the Brooklyn Nets? Seems We’ve Been Down This Road Before
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King? Out. Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins? See ya! And then guess who's name once again has popped up? Wait, you get three guesses and the first two don't count.
YES! You're right! Come on up and play a pricing game!
Then word came out of Lexington about the "historic" conditions that would be required for Calipari--who had a somewhat unsuccessful run with the Nets back in the 90s when they were in New Jersey--to take an NBA job.
Then the coach's manager said it would take no less than $120 million just to get his attention.
(Of course, compared to Wednesday's Powerball, that truly IS chicken feed, but I digress.)
Now, one reason some analysts say this is the situation to take somewhat seriously is the number of former Kentucky players who will become free agents over the next few years.
One such analyst is Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski who fanned the flames with this blog.
I mean, one CAN envision almost an entire roster of former Wildcats, considering how many are out there.
BUT, having said that, here's what John Calipari tweeted today (and he should copy and paste this to a Word document somewhere because he keeps needing it):
Prior to that announcement, Calipari said that he is not negotiating with anybody about anything.
Plus, it's been said that he is almost giddy about his 2016-2017 team.