August 30, 2014
Several reports out of both Lexington and Memphis say that Tigers' head coach John Calipari will take the job at Kentucky.
Calipari met with Kentucky officials on Sunday night, and held a team meeting on Monday with his Memphis players. Several of those players told a local newspaper that Calipari will take the job.
ESPN is reporting that Kentucky has offered him an eight year contract worth $35 million dollars.
Calipari has led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 four years in a row, including a berth in the 2008 National Championship game.
If hired, he would replace Billy Gillispie. Gillispie was fired on Friday after compiling a 40-27 overall record in two years with the Wildcats. Their 22-14 mark this season tied for the second-most losses in the 106 years of the Kentucky program.