Kentucky gives Calipari 8-year contract extension

Published 1:58 am Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky says it has given basketball coach John Calipari an eight-year contract worth $36.5 million and the chance to earn up to $850,000 more a year in incentives.

Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said in a statement Monday that Calipari’s job performance has been “magical.”

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Calipari led the Wildcats to the Final Four last season for the first time in 13 years. In his first two seasons, the Wildcats have gone 64-12.