Former UMass coach (he’ll always be former UMass coach to me) John Calipari to Kentucky for 8 years and 35 million dollars?
Why don’t they stop calling it “tuition” and just start calling it “season ticket?”
4/1 update on contract details
$3 million in retention bonuses he’ll get for staying with Kentucky through March 31, 2016, Calipari is in line to receive an average of $4 million a year over the eight years.
The deal also gives Calipari:
— Two “late model, quality automobiles,” plus mileage.
— Membership in a country club of his choice, including monthly dues and initiation fees.
— 20 prime “lower-level” season tickets to UK home games.
— Eight tickets for each UK home football game.
— Hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives for reaching certain milestones, such as a 75 percent graduation rate or better ($50,000), winning the Southeastern Conference ($50,000), winning the SEC tournament ($50,000), making the NCAA tournament round of 16 ($100,000), making the Final Four ($175,000), or winning the national title ($375,000).
— the right to income from conducting basketball camps using UK facilities.