Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sacramento Kings Owner Reportedly After John Calipari Again

According to a report from The Big Lead, the Sacramento Kings are reportedly after John Calipari again.

Current Kings coach George Karl is off to a disastrous 1-7 start this season.

The Big Lead says Kings owner Vivek Ranadive wants to make another run at Calipari.

Here's an excerpt:

Karl signed a 4-year, $15 million contract in February, but it’s unclear if he’ll even make it to Thanksgiving as the team’s head coach. First-year GM Vlade Divac – who had a woeful summer where he repeatedly made knee-jerk blunders in free agency – needs the team to win this season, and he’s desperately trying to make that happen because he knows the team’s publicity-craving owner, Vivek Ranadive, wants to make another run at Kentucky coach John Calipari in 2016. And Calipari wouldn’t just be coming to coach – he’d have front office power, too.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported in June that Ranadive was interested in Calipari, and that interest has developed into full-blown man crush in recent months. The Kings over-drafting Willie Cauley-Stein 6th last summer was mostly due to Ranadive’s friendship with Calipari. Ditto the signing of Rajon Rondo.

In early October, The Big Lead has learned that Ranadive cleared everything off his schedule one week to jet to Lexington, Kentucky at the last minute at the behest of Calipari for a Kentucky basketball event.

Drake popping up courtside in Sacramento this week? A Calipari thing.

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