Winning the National Championship is good for your resume, isn't that right, John Calipari? Especially when it comes to a town that's been waiting for 14 years for another banner. Not only does it look good on your permanent record, it can also help make your bank account even larger than it already is.
Isn't that right, John Calipari?
The University of Kentucky head basketball coach, as well as his staff, was handsomely rewarded for their NCAA Championship, to the overall tune of $3 million, give or a take a few. Add to that Calipari's $1 million retention bonus and his 8.3 percent salary increase, and you find that yes, winning it all is the gift that keeps on giving, especially to your wallet. Ever the social media master, Calipari took to his Twitter account and his Facebook to let his feverish followers know the good news, and to announce UK fans can watch a live stream of the team's visit to the White House:
I want to thank Mitch Barnhart, Dr. Capilouto and UK for awarding me and my staff with new contracts. Can't believe it's been three years. As far as the schedule, the BBN will be pleased with the final results. We are not done yet. We will talk more about the schedule on my website Sunday. Today is about the White House and meeting POTUS and tomorrow is about Derby. Headed to the White House now. I'm excited for our players...
I want to thank Mitch Barnhart, Dr. Capilouto and UK for awarding me and my staff with new contracts. Can't believe it's been three years.
For those of you who would like to see the Wildcats at the White House, you can do so here. The broadcast begins at 4:50 EST.