The year before John Calipari arrived in Lexington, the Kentucky Wildcats were in the NIT. Since his arrival, he has taken his team deep into the tournament each year, made them perennial contenders and has sent a bunch of guys to the NBA. His reward? A two-year extension and more money.
Kentucky has awarded men’s basketball coach John Calipari with a two-year contract extension and a raise, giving him a total of eight more years with the Wildcats, the school announced Monday.
Calipari’s previous contract was $31.65 million for eight years. The new deal is worth $36.5 million with the opportunity to earn performance-based incentives.
Read more about Calipari’s deal at ESPN.com.