Kentucky Has Got Their Man; Calipari Flying to Lexington

Leroy Watson Jr.Senior Writer IMarch 31, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 21:  Head Coach John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers yells and points a finger from the sideline during their second round game against the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 21, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Terrapins 89-70.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

John Calipari, after an agonizing day for all concerned, has officially accepted the job as head coach at the University of Kentucky.

Calipari, his wife, and several assistant coaches all left the Calipari home around 4:30 p.m., heading to the airport to hop a charter for Lexington. The flight was scheduled to take off at 5:16 p.m. and arrive in Lexington at about 7 p.m.

That means that Kentucky will formally announce him as the new head coach tomorrow morning.

There is still no official word from the University of Memphis.