Arkansas Morning News Reports Calipari Has Been Offered Coaching Job at Arkansas 

From the Arkansas Morning News:

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles offered the Razorbacks men's basketball job to Memphis coach John Calipari on Friday in Atlanta, sources close to both basketball programs said Saturday.

The sources said Calipari can now be considered Arkansas' top target for the position that opened when Stan Heath was fired Monday. The source in Arkansas said Calipari was interested in the position and would mull over the offer.

The source in Tennessee, who works inside the Tigers program and is close with Calipari, told The Memphis Commercial Appeal that Calipari wasn't very interested in the job.

Broyles returned from Atlanta just before 5 p.m. Saturday on a jet registered to The Razorback Foundation, after meeting with several candidates on Friday. Arkansas sports information director Kevin Trainor and ESPN college basketball analyst Jimmy Dykes joined Broyles on the flight back to Fayetteville.

Through Trainor, Broyles released a brief statement about his two-day trip to Georgia.

"We had a productive trip to Atlanta," Broyles said. "It is clear that many talented and proven head coaches are intrigued by our coaching vacancy. We are continuing along in the process, and we are hopeful to fill the position soon."

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