Former NBA star Jalen Rose, now an on-air analyst for ESPN/ABC, certainly has an enviable job. But on his Grantland podcast with co-host David Jacoby earlier this week, he all-but-admitted to having interest in the then-vacant assistant role with Kentucky coach John Calipari’s Wildcats this past offseason. Rose made it clear that Calipari is “one of the few” coaches he’d work for in college basketball, and pleaded the fifth amendment when asked if he’d had conversations about coming aboard in Lexington.
Rose stops short of giving details, citing his desire to keep his job. Still, it’s very interesting that Rose is potentially looking to get into the coaching game. UK fans – would you have welcomed him?