Now the question remains whether Calipari himself will stick around.
Calipari has been linked to various NBA openings and sat near the Cavaliers bench during Game 5 of the Celtics-Cavs series in Cleveland.
He has also been mentioned in association with the Chicago Bulls job, possibly in some sort of package deal involving LeBron James.
“I think that any time you’ve got a coach of his quality, there’s going to be conversations about [other jobs],” Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart said Thursday, according to the Louisville Courier Journal. “I’m very confident he’s going to be our coach next year.”