Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and forward Anthony Davis (23) express concern early in the second half of their NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. No. 1 Kentucky won 73-64. (AP Pho
Rogelio V. Solis
May 19, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) John Calipari says he's not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching job and is happy at Kentucky.

The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team's NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at Memphis.

Calipari said in a statement issued Tuesday by the school that, ''Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in New Orleans, I have no interest in coaching the Pelicans or any other coaching position.''

A person close to the situation said last week that Calipari and Kentucky are negotiating a one-year contract extension through 2022 that would pay him $54 million over seven years. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details of the talks have been publicly released.

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