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Calipari: David Blatt ‘better choice than me’

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Before LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland and prior to David Blatt being named the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, owner Dan Gilbert had eyes for Kentucky head coach John Calipari.

Reports from Yahoo Sports in early June had Calipari being offered a $60 million-plus deal by the Cavs, which he turned down, electing to stay in the college ranks.

“David Blatt can really coach,” Calipari told Frank Isola and Malik Rose during an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio. “He’s a better choice than me to coach that team. I coached against him. I’m not sitting here just saying it. I coached against him in FIBA basketball. I watched him coach Russia, the guy can coach, OK?

via SiriusXM NBA Radio (transcribed by Chris Fedor of The Plain Dealer)

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