Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show in New York City, the UK boss again dismissed the rumor that he would soon be the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, but also raised some eyebrows when he acknowledged his days in Lexington could be numbered.
Asked about his reputation with the "one and done" player, Calipari reiterated his desire to see the current rule for NBA Draft eligibility change.
Calipari acknowledged that it affected his health at times this season, which was compounded by dealing with an ailing hip that will require replacement surgery in the off-season.
"My whole mindset is, how do we get through this?" he said.
If the NBA and the players' association does not reach a new agreement, Calipari indicated he could not maintain the pace he has been on during his time in Lexington.
Asked if he could envision himself at UK three to five years from now if the rule does not change, Calipari said: "It would be hard. It would be hard, because the option is to recruit players who are not good enough, or convince kids that should leave that they should stay.
"I'm not comfortable with that second one, and the fans, the Big Blue Nation in Kentucky, wouldn't be comfortable with the first one, so it becomes let's get it to two years. Why? Because it's good for everybody."
Watch the full video of Calipari's appearnace on the Dan Patrick Show below: