Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says he's not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching job and is happy at Kentucky.
The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team's NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at Memphis.
Calipari said in a statement issued Tuesday by the school that, "Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in New Orleans, I have no interest in coaching the Pelicans or any other coaching position."
A person close to the situation said last week that Calipari and Kentucky are negotiating a one-year contract extension through 2022 that would pay him $54 million over seven years. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no details of the talks have been publicly released.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.