Arkansas gets permission to talk to Memphis' Calipari

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has been granted permission to talk to Memphis coach John Calipari about replacing Stan Heath, who was fired Monday.

A Memphis spokesman says he doesn't know whether Arkansas has contacted Calipari yet, but that permission had been granted.

Last Monday, Memphis gave Calipari a contract extension through 2012.

This came after Calipari had guided the Tigers to the N-C-A-A regional final for the second straight season.

In seven seasons at Memphis Calipari is 181-and-63.

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