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How close was CAL to leaving for CLE

Posted: 6/9/2014 12:06 PM

How close was CAL to leaving for CLE 


Yahoo sports reports CAL was in middle of talks then turned down 8,000,000 per year with the CAVS to sign an
Extension with UK

sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-...518583-nba.html

Last edited 6/9/2014 12:09 PM by UKCATZFAN

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Posted: 6/9/2014 12:43 PM

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Interesting how hard the Cavs went after him. Could have been a bargaining chip? But I honestly believe that the recruiting is taking its toll, and maybe he also got a good wind that there will be a two year deal sometime soon.
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Posted: 6/9/2014 12:54 PM

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Smart move by Cal. Only way he should leave is if he's going to a team that's already good with young talent (warriors). You to to a bad team then you're chances of getting fired within two years is very high
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Posted: 6/9/2014 1:07 PM

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That doesn't sound good. The very fact he was talking to them makes me cringe. That means a richer team will be back next year with even more money. I hope we can hang at least one more banner before we lose him to the fu**in' NBA. I despise the NBA.
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Posted: 6/9/2014 8:28 PM

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“This (contract extension) was done in April,” Calipari told Doyel. “This thing was done a long time ago. Now it wasn’t released because it had to go through the channels of the whatever they wanted it to go through, but it was done. Now the stuff out is he was approached by NBA teams, and if you asked me that question, I’d be honest: Yes, I was. But, and again, I’m not gonna talk who and I’m not gonna talk numbers and and I’m not gonna talk what it entailed, but yeah, there were some teams (that came after me ) in a hard way. But at the end of the day, for me — and again I think it shows something that at different points, including this year, it was significantly more money for me to leave and I stayed — it kind of tells you where my mind is.”
 
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Posted: 6/9/2014 8:41 PM

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I do not think you have the time line correct.


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Yahoo sports reports CAL was in middle of talks then turned down 8,000,000 per year with the CAVS to sign an
Extension with UK

sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-...518583-nba.html

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Posted: 6/10/2014 11:36 AM

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Not sure why anyone would be surprised. These coaches should treat it like the business it is just like the players do when they come for one year and leave. No one would have the right to be that upset if he decided to chase his dream like his players do
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Posted: 6/10/2014 1:12 PM

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The players do not have a contract. I understand that contracts do not mean as much as they once did, especially in this industry, but committing to a 7 year extension does give a fan a right to have SOME level of expectation.

But, had Cal left this year and left behind the team UK currently has ready to go for next year, I would have thanked him and wished him well.

That will be one issue with Cal when he leaves. What does he leave for the next coach?
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Posted: 6/10/2014 3:59 PM

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My understanding is...its not like they were in a room negotiating, more like Cleveland kept sending him offers in which he kept declining...and they kept upping their offer and sending offers, at the end of the day he declined their final offer.
 
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Posted: 6/10/2014 5:51 PM

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I imagine Cal's agent did most of the communicating.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 7:01 PM

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The Cleveland owner has only one thing in mind and that is getting LeBron back home. He believed that Cal would be a big magnet for that. It would be tempting if LeBron was coming, but I would bet Cal had some words with him before he declined.
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