Calipari told the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Are you kidding me? Have a chance to coach the best player in the world? Yes, I would love to coach him."
Those words will be music to Cavaliers fans ears. After James left the team in 2010, the Cavaliers have failed to make the playoffs and have fired coach Mike Brown twice.
However, Calipari was cautious about the chances of a Cleveland reunion actually happening:
“I’m not in a position where I would leave Kentucky right now. I’m not sure whether this is his last contract, or his next-to-last contract. But I would tell you if I had a chance to, I would absolutely.”
So Cleveland can hope that Calipari, who certainly seems to be a huge LeBron fan will accept the job and hope to make a free agency move happen.
Regardless of whether LeBron actually makes the move back to Ohio, Calipari would be a decent appointment for the Cavaliers. The college coach has NBA experience and a strong voice with which to lead young stars Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.
However, the Kentucky man has stated time and time again that he is not ready to leave the college ranks and it would take a huge effort to convince Calipari otherwise.