Kentucky's NCAA tournament victory earlier this week has led to rampant speculation that many or all of the team's key members will head to the NBA. While that may be true of players like Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, coach John Calipari says he's not interested in an NBA coaching job, reports Andy Katz of ESPN.com.
"Kentucky is the best job in basketball coaching," Calipari said. "Why would I leave? We just won the national title…. I've made statements that I've got the best job in basketball and I'm not going to change my lifestyle. I'm not leaving."
The Knicks, who recently fired Mike D'Antoni and are playing out the season with interim coach Mike Woodson, have frequently been cited as a potential destination for the Kentucky coach. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News even tweeted earlier today that many "NBA people" believe Calipari to the Knicks is already being set in motion. However, Calipari says no NBA teams have contacted him about an opening.
Calipari has previous NBA experience as head coach of the Nets and assistant coach with the 76ers.