Rex Chapman expects John Calipari to be Kentucky coach next season

Where will John Calipari be coaching next season?  Will he leave the Kentucky Wildcats to join the Lakers?

“I still think Kentucky,” said Rex Chapman on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday.

Chapman started a firestorm on Monday, tweeting that Calipari is a “done deal” to the Lakers.

The Lakers quickly denied the rumor.


“Mike D’Antoni is our coach,” said Lakers spokesman John Black.  “There have been no conversations about any specific names for any replacement.”

“I treat Twitter like I’m talking to my friends. I’m not a journalist,” Chapman told Patrick.  "[I heard] two things from two very good sources.  One was, that win or lose, he’s going to the Lakers. At halftime, [I was] told that we’re taking to the Lakers and of course [Calipari] has to listen.”

So does Chapman trust his sources enough to say Calipari to the Lakers is indeed a done deal?

“I couldn’t tell you that.  All I know is what I was told,” he said.  “We’ll see what happens.”


Calipari and the Wildcats lost to Connecticut in the NCAA title game on Monday, 60-54.


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