Calipari, for the record, strongly denied such interest when contacted by ESPN.com this week.
Where the Bulls stand on Calipari, meanwhile, could not be immediately determined. Yet this much seems clear: Chicago is headed for an offseason coaching change, as addressed here last week.
I suppose a playoff run under Jim Boylan still could change things, but that's difficult to picture, given the unrest in the locker room that lingers long after Scott Skiles' Christmas Eve departure and with Chicago still one of just four teams this season that have failed to post at least one three-game winning streak. The others are Minnesota, Memphis and Miami.
Who was the last college coach to succeed in the NBA? Calipari's already failed in the NBA once. I'd much rather see some NBA assistant like Tom Thibodeau get the job.