Every year there are new Coach Cal rumors that link John Calipari going to the NBA. In recent weeks, there are rumors that Calipari will leave Kentucky this year. Several basketball betting sources said that Calipari is open to returning to the NBA.
Calipari coached in the NBA in the late 90s when he took over the New Jersey Nets. However, he failed to steer the Nets to a title. The growing expectations at Kentucky and its changing dynamics could make Coach Cal take a second attempt at coaching an NBA team.
According to experts of online sports betting in Asia, Calipari said that the rumors are false. He was in the middle of recruiting new players for Kentucky when he learned about the recent rumors. Also, Calipari said his current job is the best because he could impact young players. He is looking forward to the next college season with Kentucky.
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Even if Coach Cal didn’t shut down the rumors, most college basketball insiders don’t believe Calipari would leave Kentucky. According to basketball betting sources, the coach is contented with his college basketball position.
There’s no denying that some NBA teams want Calipari as their coach in the future. However, there are no reasons why the coach would leave Kentucky this year. According to basketball news reports, he is preparing for the next season by improving the Bobcats roster.
Among the NBA coaching candidates, Becky Hammon is more likely to become one in the future. The WNBA legend is currently an assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. Also, she is more than ready to coach in the league. In 2018, people saw what she could do. She stepped up, following Coach Popovich’s ejection. Among the teams interested in her services are Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks.