Lakers have refuted the Rex Chapman tweet that John Calipari will coach the Lakers. Team spokesman John Black said it's "untrue."
Calipari said he has the greatest job and that, Im Not Even Going To Dignify That Stuff." The pros do not seem like a landing spot for Calipari as his biggest attribute is molding and bringing along younger talent something that is more difficult to do when your players are earning millions of dollars. Calipari's yearly salary at Kentucky is actually higher than current Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni, so money is unlikely a motivating factor to make the jump.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Joakim Soria will throw a bullpen session Thursday.
Soria was acquired last season by the Tigers as an insurance policy for the struggling Joe Nathan but he found himself getting injured just six games after being acquired which forced him to miss more than a month. In 13 games with the Tigers last season Soria went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA after posting a 2.70 ERA with the Rangers prior to the trade. The Tigers expect Nathan to be their closer heading into the season which will mean Soria will once again be in a set up role. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba