Memphis Could Have Avoided This Mess

In most cases if John Calipari were to stay quiet for this long, someone might want to shove a cell phone under his nose to see if he showed any signs of life.

This is different. There can be only two reasons why he has maintained public silence for such a long period:

1) He’s seriously considering becoming the head coach at NC State, but it’s a tough decision because of the great team he’d be leaving behind;

2) He’s torturing the Memphis administration with a long wait because certain people were foolish enough to believe he couldn’t/wouldn’t leave for another job.

Mike DeCourcy

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248 Responses to Memphis Could Have Avoided This Mess

  1. Tired in Florida 04/11/2006 at 3:27 PM #

    ……everything has its price and I’m afraid Cal’s long term price will be a dose of this every year…..evidently he is currently meeting with Memphis officials who are presenting their offer…’s feeling more and more like we are simply being used as a strraght man in a comedy act – again…..but a couple of wins in the right arenas may pay for it…..

  2. Calipari 04/11/2006 at 3:29 PM #

    Fans, Listen Up!

    I’m on my way East, red plaid blazer in tow.

    I wanted you to be the first to know.


  3. Rick 04/11/2006 at 3:29 PM #

    If it is number 2 I would think he is making the wrong people mad. He is also “poisoning the water” for future job opportunities.
    I do not know what is going on, but I really want him for our coach. But I bet we will have to put up with this same stuff year after year.

  4. tmc 04/11/2006 at 3:30 PM #

    Someone just made a bad joke here . . .

  5. monte kiffin 04/11/2006 at 3:30 PM #

    if it were only true

  6. Wolf-in Around 04/11/2006 at 3:30 PM #

    Now here is some real third party info…my UPS man…who is a hugh NC State fan shared that John Calipari’s Wife is in Raleigh looking at houses…the men in Brown say this is fact!

  7. RAWFS 04/11/2006 at 3:32 PM #

    I think in the bottom of his heart, DeCourcy would prefer NC State to not have a top-rank coach. Too many times has DeCourcy poo-poo’d State’s program, too many times he’s said it would be impossible to compete with the Holy Duke and Sainted UNC.

    Frankly, I think DeCourcy is a coward afraid of stiff competition. From reading his writings through the past couple of years, he has a squeaky whining voice that utter nothing but loser’s phrases.

    In fact, DeCourcy reminds me a lot of the Bill Paxon role in Aliens. Remember the coward dude that kept freaking out and saying “man, we’re gonna DIE in here!” That’s DeCourcy.

    Yeah, Mike, we might die in here, but you know what, we prefer to fight to the end like MEN of honor.

  8. monte kiffin 04/11/2006 at 3:32 PM #

    “What can brown do for you?”

  9. RAWFS 04/11/2006 at 3:33 PM #

    Ha ha ha, Mrs. Calipari using UPS instead of FedEx.

    Irony defined.

  10. Jeremy Hyatt 04/11/2006 at 3:35 PM #

    i almost pissed my pants when someone said new thread

    i almost don’t want to know..

  11. monte kiffin 04/11/2006 at 3:36 PM #

    lol, didnt think of that, but ya got a point

  12. monte kiffin 04/11/2006 at 3:37 PM #

    just decoucy JH…notyhing really new

  13. gumbydammit 04/11/2006 at 3:37 PM #

    It is no coincidence that we are talking about DeCourcy and “Brown” (as in ‘yellow is mellow, brown goes down”) in the same thread…

  14. BlakeJohns 04/11/2006 at 3:37 PM #

    FYI…DeCourcy used to cover the University of Memphis, before taking his current gig with TSN. He also served as an unofficial intermediary when Memphis was considering hiring Calipari. So DeCourcy is probably a pretty good resource right now – much better than Kornheiser, Katz or some other “national” types.

  15. beowolf 04/11/2006 at 3:40 PM #

    Is there any coincidence that the airplane 74 asked us to track earlier this morning is leaving Memphis to go to Louisville? Or is it a blind?

  16. tmc 04/11/2006 at 3:40 PM #

    My God, he’s taking Pitino’s job!

  17. monte kiffin 04/11/2006 at 3:42 PM #


  18. highstick 04/11/2006 at 3:42 PM #

    Can we track the UPS truck?????

  19. monte kiffin 04/11/2006 at 3:43 PM #


  20. Wolfman300 04/11/2006 at 3:43 PM #

    Cal is going to race the truck!!!!

  21. Jeremy Hyatt 04/11/2006 at 3:43 PM #

    as you can see fellows, oklahoma went with an up and comer….

  22. Jeremy Hyatt 04/11/2006 at 3:43 PM #

    what ups truck?

  23. JimmyVguy 04/11/2006 at 3:43 PM #

    Calipari’s wife is house hunting with Chris Corchiani

  24. Jeremy Hyatt 04/11/2006 at 3:44 PM #

    in a ups truck?

  25. JimmyVguy 04/11/2006 at 3:44 PM #


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