Kentucky agreed to extend the contract with chief coach John Calipari, who will see him finish his Wildcats career. The deal will be a combination of prolongation of training and a paid role of Ambassador after his retirement.
"We can confirm that the University of Kentucky has agreed to a long-term contract with Coach Calipari to end."
"It has nothing to do with other things … people call each "19659002]" Where else would I like to train? "
Kalipari, whose current contract in Kentucky passes in 2024, is the highest-paid basketball player coach in the country, with a total compensation of $ 9.2 million this year, according to the USA Today Sports database. a $ 2.6 million retention bonus in each of the next three Julys
Kentucky went 30-7 this season, won 2-seed in the NCAA tournament and advanced to Elite Eight before losing Auburn 77-71
Calipari, 60, has a 305-71 record in Kentucky and an official record for the life of 708-209. He has led his teams to the NCAA tournament 20 times in 27 seasons, with four official final fours and one title.
His 2007-08 Memphis team, who lost Kansas in the title, was forced to release all 38 victories of the season, including five NCAA tournament victories, because the results of SAT Star from Derrick Rose were canceled. Califari's final four for UMass in 1996 was wiped out after it was determined that star player Marcus Kambi had received money from two sports agents.