Calipari Offered Lifetime Contract

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    Calipari Offered Lifetime Contract

    Starting to make the rounds on the internet. Presumably in response to UCLA reaching out to Calipari.

    Deal would include a paid ambassador position with the University post-retirement.
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    UCLA reached out to UK and requested to talk to Cal. When they did, they offered him less money than he's making now.

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    Cal already had a lifetime contract, now he gets the pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    UCLA reached out to UK and requested to talk to Cal. When they did, they offered him less money than he's making now.
    I researched that because it made no sense to me. The extension Cal signed in 2017 is for $8 million a year (same as UCLA’s offer). The $9.2 million figure he’s making this year has to include bonuses I would believe.

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    All for him staying as long as he wants.

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    Well, I guess it isn't an April Fools joke. Google wouldn't lie, would it?

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    Lifetime Contract = Silly

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkuclubbaseball19 View Post
    I researched that because it made no sense to me. The extension Cal signed in 2017 is for $8 million a year (same as UCLA’s offer). The $9.2 million figure he’s making this year has to include bonuses I would believe.
    At UCLA just state taxes would eat 8% more than at UK.
    UCLA also in the past, at least, has given little money to assistant coaches...much less than UK. Would be tougher to assemble a staff there.

    I think the UCLA deal had a big signing bonus and then much smaller yearly salary, which in the end was about what he made at UK in total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Lifetime Contract = Silly
    Huge fan of Cal, but I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Lifetime Contract = Silly
    Spurrier is back at Florida in a similar "Ambassador" position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Huge fan of Cal, but I agree.
    Contracts are made to be broken, I'm sure he could still be fired for cause. I think he's only coaching another 5 or 6 years, so I have no issue with a "Lifetime Contract." He's not going to make the same money after he steps down as coach, it would be dramaticly less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Spurrier is back at Florida in a similar "Ambassador" position.
    I can top that, @gold sunrise is back at BGP as an Ambassador!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I can top that, @gold sunrise is back at BGP as an Ambassador!
    That's a great one made my afternoon. thanks

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    Just announced, UK and Cal agree on deal that keeps him at UK until retirement.

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    Sounds good for the fans, but means little to nothing.

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