Report: John Calipari interested in Knicks vacant presidency

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Report: John Calipari interested in Knicks vacant presidency

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Report: John Calipari interested in Knicks’ vacant presidency


Kentucky coach John Calipari expressed interest in the Knicks’ vacant presidency, ESPN’s Ian Begley reports.

Calipari reportedly reached out to the team “through intermediaries” and would “presumably” want to coach the team as well.

The Knicks parted ways with Phil Jackson on Wednesday, leaving the top front office job open. General manager Steve Mills has been handling basketball operations.

Calipari, 58, last worked in the NBA as an assistant with the 76ers in 2000. He coached the Nets from 1996–1999 and went 72–112, making the playoffs once. In recent years he has frequently been tied to vacant coaching jobs around the league.

Kentucky has produced a wealth of high-level NBA talent during Calipari’s tenure, and his connections to those players and others in free agency would likely be a large part of his appeal.

The Knicks went 31–51 last season, with Jackson’s departure at least temporarily quelling a frustrating off-season of storylines including Kristaps Porzingis’s displeasure with management and Carmelo Anthony’s ongoing trade saga.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject:

Snake couldn't win it all with some stacked teams in college. What's he gonna do with a talent depleted team?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject:

Why the hell would he want to captain that ship?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:04 pm    Post subject:

He makes more money at Kentucky than anybody coaching in the NBA. Will Dolan offer him $12 million/yr after he got burned by Phil? Probably not.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject:

rwongega wrote:
Snake couldn't win it all with some stacked teams in college. What's he gonna do with a talent depleted team?


Charlatan figures the Knicks could use a scandal or two to fit into the FO circus that's been around since the Isiah Thomas days.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject:

Wouldn't help the Knicks. John Calipari can't save the Knicks. Nobody can. Not Phil, not Isiah, not Larry Brown, not Lenny Wilkens, not Mike D'Antoni. Not even Pat Riley could save the Knicks if he came back. The problem is the owner James Dolan.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
He makes more money at Kentucky than anybody coaching in the NBA. Will Dolan offer him $12 million/yr after he got burned by Phil? Probably not.


How confident do you feel about that? This is Dolan, after all. If I'm Calipari, I'm going to check and find out.
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