I just spoke with someone who is likely one of the two closest sources I have in this process. He tells me two things. First, Calipari has strongly expressed interest to the Kentucky folks and that he wants to meet with the UK brass. In addition, he told me that many at UK are warming to the thought of Calipari and that part of the reason has to do with the comments down the road. There is a feeling from some that Pitino had a role in Donovan’s initial decision to turn down the job a few days ago and that there is a sentiment that getting Calipari would mean getting a Coach who is “committed to owning this state.”
The individual told me that if he were a betting man, the list right now looks like this:
Should be interesting…..