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Barnhart expects Calipari to be back next season

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart
says he expects men's basketball coach John Calipari to return for
a second season.
Barnhart said Thursday he's not worried about NBA teams courting
Calipari, who led the Wildcats to a 35-3 record last year. Barnhart
said such speculation is to be expected given the success the
program had in Calipari's first season on the job.
Calipari and Barnhart are working together on a restructured
contract that Barnhart hopes will have Calipari ending his coaching
career at Kentucky.
Calipari raised eyebrows on Tuesday while attending the NBA
playoff game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. He
is friends with Cavaliers star LeBron James, who will become a free
agent this summer.

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