Report: Calipari gets extension from Memphis
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – University of Memphis men’s head basketball
coach John Calipari has reportedly agreed to terms with the school on a new
contract that will keep the coach in Memphis through the 2010-11 season.
Recently, Calipari was being courted by N.C. State to take over the coaching
duties there and was reportedly offered a deal worth nearly $2 million per
year to make the switch.
However, according to an article published by The Commercial Appeal on
Wednesday, Calipari met with Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson on Tuesday
and decided to stay with the Tigers after working out a new deal.
While the details of the new contract are still unclear, the paper did report
that Calipari’s salary will jump to around $1.3 million plus incentives
through the length of the deal.
Calipari’s assistants will also see an increase in pay.
Last season under Calipari, Memphis finished the season 33-4 while reaching
the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament before losing to UCLA. During his six-
year tenure with the Tigers, Calipari has posted a 148-59 record while
recording at least 21 wins a season.