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It was reported late Sunday night that Kentucky head coach John Calipari is finalizing a five-year deal to be the next head coach at Arkansas. Per ESPN:

Calipari's contract is expected to have an overall base salary of slightly less than the $8.5 million he's making at Kentucky, sources told ESPN. However, the deal is expected to be incentive-laden with the ability to pass that number.

The contract is expected to be completed in the next 24 hours.

The key relationship to help the deal come together was Calipari's long-standing ties to John H. Tyson, a billionaire who is a longtime Arkansas benefactor.
Calipari will replace Eric Musselman, who left for USC last week.
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GeauxtigersMs361 month
You wonder why they aren’t winning titles every year.
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Luckydog1 month
Tyson Foods, Walmart, and Hunt——-big money up there!
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TFH1 month
You can leave off Walmart. Those Walton kids aren’t Arkansas athletics fans at all.
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