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Report: Nets CEO wants UK’s John Calipari as coach and president

The Nets CEO Brett Yormark wants to offer Kentucky coach John Calipari a job as head coach and president, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
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The Nets CEO Brett Yormark wants to offer Kentucky coach John Calipari a job as head coach and president, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

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. 

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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.

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