Calipari and Kentucky close to deal?

Several of our sources have indicated that Memphis’ John Calipari is close to working out a deal to become the next head coach at Kentucky. Calipari and AD Kentucky Mitch Barnhart reportedly met last night to discuss a multi-year deal. Coach Cal is meeting with Memphis officials today to inform them of where he stands.

Obviously Kentucky needs to make some noise with this hire. After the Gillespie debacle, someone with Coach Cal’s personality is exactly what Wildcat Nation needs. The only question is does Calipari want the job. He’s got a great situation in Memphis – and has the top recruiting class in the nation coming in. I would expect a decision in the next few days.