By Staff
April 14, 2014

Prominent Kentucky personality Rex Chapman tweeted that John Calipari was a "done deal" to coach the Lakers. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) John Calipari's Wildcats fell one game short of being the first team starting five freshmen to win the national championship. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

John Calipari's relationship with the one-and-done rule is complicated. The Kentucky coach has taken advantage of the rule, which was instituted by the NBA, bringing in extremely talented recruiting classes to Lexington. Last year's haul included six McDonald's All-Americans, and his incoming class features four. But the coach told SI Now on Monday that the rule, which has also caused his roster to roll over annually, is wearing him down.

"My hope is we could go to a two-year rule where kids come back for two years," Calipari said. "And then I could finish my career here.

"We flip it -- in a year we have a new team. Every year we're trying to teach all the skills to be not only a good basketball player, we're teaching life skills."

You can watch the full interview with Calipari on SI Now on Tuesday.

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