With Lakers rumors absolutely buzzing over the possibility of Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari leading the Lakers into the 2014-15 NBA season and beyond, general manager Mitch Kupchak is looking to put those rumors to rest.
As reported on LakersNation.com, Chris Dufresne of the Los Angeles Times just tweeted out that Kupchak is completely denying any connection between the Lakers franchise and John Calipari at this time:
Lakers are refuting Calipari to Lakers story put out by Rex Chapman before NCAA tip: GM Mitch Kupchak says "rumor is untrue"
— Chris Dufresne (@DufresneLATimes) April 8, 2014
This leaves the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans in a state of limbo, with all indications pointing to current Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni being out at season's end.
However, it is possible that the Los Angeles Lakers could retain D'Antoni on a short leash, especially if they feel he can guide the Los Angeles Lakers back to the NBA Playoffs in 2014-15 with a fully healthy Kobe Bryant by his side.