The University of Kentucky released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying UK men's basketball coach John Calipari has "no interest" in leaving the Wildcats for another job.
An article Tuesday in the Times Picayune of New Orleans cited a source close to Calipari saying the UK coach was interested in the vacant New Orleans Pelicans head coaching job in the NBA.
The Pelicans are led by two of Calipari's former college players, Anthony Davis from Kentucky and Tyreke Evans from Memphis.
The statement released Tuesday by UK Athletics doused the social media flames that had begun to build on that report.
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Calipari's statement said: “Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in New Orleans, I have no interest in coaching the Pelicans or any other coaching position. I have a great job and I'm happy at Kentucky.”
Calipari is coming off a 38-1 season at UK in which he led the Wildcats to their third Final Four in the past four seasons.