The Sacramento Kings are interested in prying John Calipari away from Kentucky, according to a recent report.
According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings are "probing" the Wildcats' coach about his interest in taking over the head coach position and a front-office role.
Calipari's name has been thrown around in numerous NBA rumors and reports since he arrived in Lexington, Ky.
From the report:
Calipari has been communicating with owner Vivek Ranadive and other members of the Kings ownership group in recent weeks, league sources said. Calipari has listened to scenarios with which the Kings could offer him complete control of the franchise's fledgling basketball operations to go along with coaching, league sources said.
No formal offer has been made to Calipari, and Kings ownership understands that it will take a multiyear financial package of $10 million-plus annually to get Calipari to seriously consider leaving Kentucky, sources said.
Calipari, 56, will make more than $7 million this upcoming season with the Wildcats. He's been at Kentucky since 2009.