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Reports: Calipari rejected NBA offer to remain at UK

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Reports say John Calipari was engaged in deep talks with the Cleveland Cavilers to become the head coach and team president.

Yahoo Sports is reporting the talks apparently took place before it was announced on June 5 that Calipari had signed a new contract to remain as the University of Kentucky head coach. That deal will keep Calipari on the Wildcat bench through March 2021.

[PREVIOUS STORY: Calipari signs new multi year contract with UK]

During a previous stint in the NBA, Calipari was the head coach and president of the New Jersey Nets from 1996 to 1999. He replaced former UofL star Butch Beard as the Nets bench boss.

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