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John Calipari Says He Won't Have Any Trouble Walking Away from Job at UK

LEXINGTON, KY - JANUARY 02:  John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena on January 2, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Cookie GarrisContributor IJanuary 21, 2010

Every emergency room in Kentucky will be full of Wildcat fans after they read the latest article written by Andrew Perloff over at SI.com.

It's not the fact that Head Coach John Calipari wants John Wall to declare for the NBA draft at the end of this season. Anyone with half a brain knew he was a one-and-done player before he played his first game for UK.

It's what Calipari says about himself that will send Big Blue Nation into cardiac arrest.

In the article, Calipari states, "This isn't a 20-year run," and he doesn't think he'll have any trouble walking away from the job.

He also states, "If I'm still coaching after 10 years, something happened: something drastic.

"They're not going to have on my tombstone how many wins I had."

In my last article, I wrote that Pete Carroll leaving USC should be an eye-opener for  University of Kentucky basketball fans. This new SI.com article should be a sledgehammer to the head.

Several comments I received in response to that article basically stated that I was off my rocker. I believe Calipari's recent statements give me a certain amount of vindication.

UK is back on top of the basketball world again, and as a Wildcat fan, I am truly enjoying watching this team play and Calipari's coaching style. But judging by what Calipari said in that article, Big Blue Nation had better enjoy every single moment, because they're not going to last long.

You can read the complete article by Andrew Perloff here.

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