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May 14, 2010 12:53 PM

Calipari: I Will Be Kentucky's Coach Next Season

UK basketball coach John Calipari, who has been rumored to be interested in an NBA job, said emphatically Friday that he will continue as coach of the Wildcats next season.

"I want to address this with the Big Blue Nation one last time," said Calipari in a post on his twitter account. "I will be coaching at Kentucky next year. Now let's finish what we started!"

Calipari continued, "I've said many times that I've got the best job in the country. Still the speculation runs wild and I can't stop that."

UK basketball coach John Calipari said Friday that he will be the coach at UK again next season, ending speculation he might go to the NBA. How long do you think Calipari remain the coach of the Wildcats?

Rumors had Calipari possibly interested in coaching both the Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets, and that he wanted to coach NBA MVP LeBron James, a good friend who will be a free agent next season and is widely expected to leave his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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