The Lakers via GM Mitch Kupchak have denied a report from Rex Chapman that has John Calipari to L.A. being a “done deal.”
Lakers spokesman John Black on Rex Chapman's Calipari report: "I spoke to (GM) mitch (Kupchak) and he said there is no truth to it…"
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 8, 2014
Calipari has been at Kentucky since 2009 and many in the NBA and collegiate circles have speculated if he had anything left to prove. As of now, the Lakers say it won’t be with them.
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“I spoke to (GM) Mitch (Kupchak) and he said there is no truth to it,” said Black to Sam Amick of the USA Today.
“Mike (D’Antoni) is our coach and there have been no conversations that have discussed any specific names about anyone to replace him.”