7. "Doc talked about this in an interview with Ernie Johnson..." In response to In response to 4
and he said it wasn’t really an issue. He said that Tim had agreed to sign with the Magic but he wanted to talking to Pop 1 more time out of respect and Pop pulled out all the stops, flew in David Robinson from Hawaii etc.
Doc said Calipari told him at the time that he had blew because you never let them leave without signing. Also the reality was that they didn’t have the money to sign all 3 and would’ve had to make a choice if all 3 said yes and the choice probably would’ve been Tim and Grant Hill and T-Mac probably would’ve been the odd man out.