BYU basketball coach Mark Pope is negotiating with Kentucky to succeed John Calipari, according to multiple reports. Pope was a member of Kentucky’s 1996 NCAA championship team. CBS and ESPN both reported Thursday night that a deal between Pope and Kentucky was imminent. Earlier Thursday, Baylor’s Scott Drew announced on social media that he was staying with the school, eliminating one potential candidate for the Wildcats job. Calipari stepped down on Tuesday after 15 years. The Hall of Famer was hired the next day as Arkansas’ coach.