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Coach Cal's Son Lands Job: College Basketball World Reacts

Coach Cal looks on during ncaa tournament practice.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MARCH 28: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on during a practice session ahead of the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 28, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

After wrapping up his college basketball playing career, former Kentucky guard Brad Calipari - son of John Calipari - has decided to go into coaching.

College basketball insider Jon Rothstein reported on Wednesday that Calipari is set to join the coaching staff at LIU. The Sharks are coached by Derek Kellogg, who previously played for John Calipari at UMass and later worked as his assistant at Memphis.

Brad Calipari played at Kentucky under his father for three years before transferring to Detroit Mercy in 2019. He spent two more seasons with the Titans and played significantly during the 2019-20 season.

The young Calipari has plenty of fans who are happy to see him getting into coaching. Many have taken to Twitter to congratulate him on the start of his new career and are wishing him well.

Finding success at LIU might be easier said than done though. Derek Kellogg is 74-74 and has yet to finish higher than third in the Northeast Conference regular season standings.

Kellogg led the Sharks to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 after winning the NEC Tournament. But they were bounced in the First Round by Radford.

After finishing third in the NEC this past season, the Sharks have some work to do to reach the top of the conference mountain.

Can Brad Calipari be a part of creating a turnaround at LIU? Will this job be a springboard for him into bigger coaching jobs?