Report: Nets CEO wants UK’s John Calipari as coach and president
The Nets fired head coach Lionel Hollins on Sunday and reassigned general manager Billy King to a different role within the organization.
Calipari, 56, has been a rumored NBA target for several years, most recently with the Kings. He has repeatedly said he is not interested in making the jump to the pros again.
Calipari’s only head coaching job in the NBA came with the Nets from 1996–99. Yormark “has remained an immense ally” of Calipari’s since his departure, Wojnarowski reports, and “has remained a proponent of making a lucrative offer to bring Calipari back to the Nets in a dual president and coaching role.”
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Calipari has coached at Kentucky since 2009, where he has built rosters stocked with NBA talent and led the Wildcats to four Final Four appearances.
- Dan Gartland