■ I would totally dismiss Adrian Wojnarowski's report for Yahoo Sports that the Sacramento Kings are trying to gauge Calipari's interest in being GM and coach of the Kings if it were not for the fact it was a Wojnarowski report. No one is more plugged into the NBA than Adrian. No one is more plugged into the agents than Adrian.
Of course, when the report was posted, people immediately jumped to the conclusion that an offer was made. That's not what Wojnarowski reported. He made it clear that Sacramento was trying to determine whether to make Calipari an offer. That's where it stands. And Calipari quickly released a statement addressing the report and denying interest.
"For the 100th time, I have the best basketball coaching position in the world. I am not looking for any other coaching position," said the coach through a media release. "I will be at Kentucky."
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But it's going to happen. At some point, Cal is going to leave. He's not coaching here forever. He can't. When he first arrived, in small interviews with separate local media outlets, Cal said he would not coach as long as people thought he would. Rick Pitino stayed eight years in this job. Tubby Smith stayed 10. Calipari is going into his seventh year. Kentucky is a great job, but it's also a tough job. (Check out the comments on Cal's Facebook page Monday.)
Plus, I still believe there is a part of Calipari that wants to prove that he can win in the NBA. He got fired at New Jersey after less than three years. He's mentioned that a couple of times before. He's won a college title. He has taken Kentucky to four Final Fours in the past five years. He's the best recruiter in the game. He's (deservedly) in the Hall of Fame. The only thing he hasn't done is win in the pros.
It has to be the right fit, however, and there's too much wrong in Sacramento. Yes, the Kings have DeMarcus Cousins and they now have Willie Cauley-Stein and some other pieces and Calipari would have control, but there would be a lot to overcome.
It's a dysfunctional organization. Cal could turn it around, or the mountain might be too high to climb. The risk is too great.
So, rest easy, Cal's not going anywhere. Not yet.
■ To be honest, ESPN's NBA Draft show last Thursday was exceedingly dull. There wasn't much chemistry among the panel of Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and Jay Bilas. And where were the pro analysts? Next year, I'd put Ryen Russillo on the panel. Knows his NBA stuff.
■ Because he's done such a great job, NCAA president Mark Emmert reportedly made $1.8 million in 2013, according to tax records.
■ Not a fan of Louisville's new helmets with an "L" on one side and a landing(?) Cardinal bird on the other.
■ On Wednesday, Tennessee officially switches from being an Adidas school to being a Nike school.
■ On Monday night, former Tates Creek and UK reliever Trevor Gott made his eighth appearance for Los Angeles and pitched his eighth scoreless inning. Gott has allowed just four hits in those eight innings. He earned his first major league win on Sunday.
■ There's a good reason Louisville center Chinanu Onuaku is shooting free throws underhanded while playing for the USA U19 team. Rick Barry famously shot his free throws underhanded. And Barry was a career 89.3 percent free throw shooter.
■ The rules for the Home Run Derby at this year's All-Star Game in Cincinnati are more complicated than the NCAA rulebook.
■ Bill Walton has seen 856 Grateful Dead shows, which puts him only 856 ahead of me.