The Sacramento Kings are gauging the potential interest of John Calipari in taking over their head coach and front office jobs.
Calipari has been communicating with owner Vivek Ranadive and other members of the Kings' ownership group in recent weeks.
Kings' ownership understands that it will take a multiyear financial package of $10 million-plus annually to get Calipari to seriously consider leaving Kentucky, sources said.
The Kings' ownership has increased their interest in Calipari as the relationship between DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl has deteriorated.
Calipari coached Cousins at Kentucky for a season in 2009-10.
Calipari has also been linked in the past year to the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans.
Officials around the NBA have pleaded with Ranadive to stop these sharp changes in direction.
As one league official familiar with Ranadive's mindset told Yahoo Sports, "He's trying to find a magic button to push that'll fix everything."
Vlade Divac was hired just a few months ago in what was initially believed to be a ceremonial position.
"For the 100th time, I have the best basketball coaching position in the world," said Calipari on Twitter. "I am not looking for any other coaching position."
Calipari also explained that he's been in touch with the Ranadive in general about Cousins over the years and about the team's interest in Willie Cauley-Stein.