Calipari: I'll coach at Kentucky next year

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari is reassuring Kentucky basketball fans that he plans to coach the Wildcats next year, despite speculation he is being pursued by the NBA.

Calipari sent a message on Twitter on Friday that said: "I will be coaching at Kentucky next year. Now let's finish what we started!"

Calipari added that Kentucky is "the best job in the country" but that he couldn't stop the speculation. He also said he was addressing the topic for the last time.

Several reports have linked Calipari to the vacant head coaching position with the NBA's Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, the point guard he coached at Memphis.