Unlike many of his one-and-done freshmen,
Under the contract that runs through the 2020-21 season, Calipari next season is set to earn $6.5 million in base salary, which will incrementally rise to $8 million a year for his final three years.
"We want to continue to help young people and their families reach their dreams, while at the same time maintaining our success on the basketball court, in the classroom and in the community," Calipari said, according to the Associated Press.
Kentucky was defeated by Connecticut in the national championship game in April, but Calipari's teams have consistently been contenders loaded with top
Since 2009, when Calipari took over the Wildcats basketball program from Billy Gillispie, Kentucky has seen 13
That figure includes two No. 1 overall picks: John Wall in 2009, to Washington and
Since making Calipari its coach, Kentucky has enjoyed two trips to the national championship game, winning in 2012, as well as a Final Four and an Elite Eight appearance with primarily freshmen teams.
The only blemish on his record came during the 2012-13 season, when the reigning national champion Wildcats were defeated by Robert Morris in the first round of the
Calipari is one of only two coaches to lead three different teams to the Final Four, although Massachusetts' appearance in 1996 and Memphis' 2008 run were later vacated because of controversies involving Marcus Camby and Derrick Rose.