The annual John Calipari rumors are starting up right on time.

Seemingly every year once NBA jobs start opening up, the rumors around Kentucky’s coach start bubbling up. This year is no different as former Wildcat and current New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox was asked to share his thoughts on the speculation that Calipari could once again be on the NBA’s radar.

Calipari was head coach of the New Jersey Nets from 1996 until 1999 and served as an assistant coach for the Philadephia 76ers during the 1999-2000 season. Outside of those two stops, his coaching career has all been in college, having been at Kentucky since 2009.

“When Cal says he’s not going to do something, he’s pretty solid he’s not going to do. I think he’s come out, multiple reports, saying he’s not going to do it,” Knox recently said in regards to his college coach. “Cal loves Kentucky, he runs that state. The fans love him there, he’s got the basketball program on lock there.”

It wasn’t long ago that Knox played for Calipari at Kentucky, just two seasons ago, so he would be among the best active players in the NBA to ask about the Kentucky coach’s future.

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