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Kentucky’s John Calipari reportedly interested in New York Knicks job

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, another candidate has emerged by expressing interest of their own: John Calipari.The head coach of Kentucky’s men’s basketball program has reached out to the Knicks “through intermediaries” about wanting to replace Phil Jackson as team president, according to ESPN.NY has been linked to Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri and Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti.You’d expect if Calipari would make the jump, it’d be to a franchise that has the pieces to win right away, instead of stepping into a shaky situation, like the one in NY, thus avoiding another failed stint in the association. “Presumably, Calipari would want to coach as well if he took over as president”, Begley also reported.Okay. That’s a lot to digest right there.His interest in the Knicks come as somewhat of a surprise, as he has a pretty cushy job coaching the Wildcats.Calipari, 58, last worked in the National Basketball Association as an assistant with the 76ers in 2000.Second, the Knicks organization is leaking news like this to Begley constantly. Last season Calipari reportedly wanted major money from the Brooklyn Nets. He drafted Kerry Kittles over Kobe Bryant. The Knicks likely would need to offer compensation to the Thunder for Presti, who is now under contract. Should Dolan bring Calipari aboard, that would mean Hornacek would be out of job immediately.ESPN reported in 2014 that the Cleveland Cavaliers offered Calipari a 10-year contract worth almost $80 million to be coach and team president.Nothing and everything is shocking all at the same time for the Knicks.