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John Calipari says it’s a ‘lock’ he’ll be at Kentucky 4-5 more years

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LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 05: John Calipari the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats gives instructions to his team in the game against the LSU Tigers at Rupp Arena on March 5, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The rumors of John Calipari heading to the NBA are seemingly never-ending, but the Kentucky head coach has done what he can to try and convince people he’s not interested.

This week, he said that he will remain at Kentucky as long as his son is a walk-on in the program.

“My son’s now here so my son’s walking on, I’m not gonna leave,” Calipari told “I would say four to five years is a lock and then after that, [shoot], I may be hanging it up. At that point I’d be 60, 61. I never thought I would coach past the age of 60 because ... basketball isn’t my life.”

The Wildcats are loaded once again this season, with a roster talented enough to get Cal back to the Final Four.