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