Calipari Says He’s Not a Candidate for Nets’ Job

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One day after a report said Kentucky coach John Calipari was not on the short list to become the next Nets coach, Calipari ruled himself out.

“I’ve got a great job at Kentucky and I have no interest in any other job,” Calipari told reporters Friday, according to Chip Miller. “I love my job”

Calipari coached the New Jersey Nets from 1996-99 and his name comes up often when NBA jobs open. He has close ties to Nets minority owner Jay-Z, who visited the Kentucky players in the locker room at the Prudential Center in 2011 following their Elite Eight victory over North Carolina, as well as Nets CEO Brett Yormark.

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