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John Calipari wants an NBA gig again..

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JimmyJackson, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. JimmyJackson

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    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/212803/Source_Calipari_Wants_Return_To_NBA

    Kentucky coach John Calipari recently left the distinct impression that, although he is recruiting and conducting business as usual, he "wants back in" the NBA, a source told the Daily News.

    Calipari's stock has risen in recent seasons among more than a few GMs, and he's got close ties to William Wesley, the Creative Artists Agency powerbroker who has an in with several teams.

    Via Mitch Lawrence/New York Daily News


    Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/212803/Source_Calipari_Wants_Return_To_NBA#ixzz1IVojT4vj


    I highly doubt Les would be interested but who knows. Les does seem to want the popular-named guys. This would seem like a more viable option than taking on Brad Stevens.
     
  2. Htown's2kFinest

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    Brad Stevens yes. Cal... NO.
     
  3. dragician

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    Hmmmmmmmm, is he better than Rick?
     
  4. smoothie

    smoothie Jabari Jungle

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    you have to consider the idea that rick may want to leave.
     
  5. T-Slack

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    As long as the team hiring him doesn't give him the Gm title as well imo he should be fine this time around. But like the other poster said, i would rather have Stevens. Calipari seems like a hot head and have questionable character and he wouldn't get away with screaming at his players during the game.
     
  6. rocketblaze

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    IF we get him, I could see us drafting his PG of this year, Brandon Knight.
     
  7. J.R.

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    Jerry Sloan? :p
     
  8. Spacemoth

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    Sounds like he's got to get his greasy @ss out of Lexington before the sanctions start rolling in.

    I agree that he's done a good coaching job this year, but let's be honest. That team remains one filled with lottery picks in Knight, Jones, and Lamb (and Kanter!). What he did has no comparison to what Shaka Smart or Brad Stevens did.

    As for this team, whoever fires Rick Adelman will be stupid for doing so, whether it's Les or Morey or both.
     
  9. foo82

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    Hell no to to calipari.
     
  10. A_3PO

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    Forget it. Cal just doesn't have the strategic mind to be a good NBA coach. His place is in the college game where he can recruit superior talent to his competition. Put Cal in the NBA where he doesn't have a big talent advantage and he will fail.
     
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    Lowry would do really well in Calipari's offense.
     
  12. Doctor Robert

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    LOL. WTF does that have to do with anything at all? It's not like Calipari doesn't have a track record that speaks for itself, and who would trust an advertising agency exec about a coaching job?
     
  13. utgrad97

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    Calipari is a horrible coach.
     
  14. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Dude can recuit but he can't coach.
     
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    I like how everyone is saying no to Calipari because they already KNOW that he will fail in the NBA as a head coach. I like how people know this and they have no experience whatsoever in recruiting, scouting, or coaching.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    This. No explanation needed.
     
  17. saleem

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    Don't want him here.
     
  18. emcitymisfit

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    you havent really been following the NBA much in the last few years, have you?
     
  19. Rocket River

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    BRING BACK ADELMAN

    Rocket River
     
  20. Hayesfan

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    Okay

    A: Cal has a contract that would cost mucho dinero to get out of

    B: He has been friends with World Wide Wes for like fifteen years - so this is not news

    C: this is a "real GM" exclusive... not exactly the best reputation for breaking stories, now is it.

    If Cal takes an NBA job, good for him, UK was fine before him and will be fine after him, but its HIGHLY unlikely to happen until he gets his first Championship in college.
     

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