|Memphis tried hard to keep Calipari, wish him luck|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 01 April 2009 07:48|
``We lost a rock star,'' Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson said at a news conference Wednesday.
Johnson thanked Calipari and wished him luck at Kentucky where he is now the highest-paid coach in college basketball. Memphis had been paying Calipari $2.35 million a year under a deal signed less than a year ago.
The athletic director said they did everything possible to keep Calipari including tapping their supply of boosters. Johnson would not say how much they offered Calipari to stay.