It sounds like John Calipari wants nothing to do with the rebuilding of the Knicks.
After ESPN reported the head coach of Kentucky’s men’s basketball program had reached out to the Knicks “through intermediaries” about wanting to replace Phil Jackson as team president, Cal took to Twitter to vehemently deny the “rumor.”
“NO ONE has contacted the Knicks on my behalf. I am the coach at Kentucky and will be for a long time!” he tweeted. “Even in Egypt I can’t escape the rumors. Are you kidding me?! It’s 5 in the morning here and this is what I wake up to?”
According to the initial ESPN report, the Knicks are not interested in having Calipari take over “at the moment.” Now, Cal also interested.
The Knicks and Jackson agreed to part ways earlier in the week.
Steve Mills, New York’s general manager, has taken over day-to-day operations as the team searches for a new president.