John Calipari: 'None of us know where this thing's going'

Postado Outubro 13, 2017

Graduate of University of Delaware.

Kentucky coach John Calipari fielded questions about the FBI's investigation into college basketball and things got a little heated when one reporter wouldn't give up.

"What's out there right now is a black eye", Calipari said.

After several questions of a similar nature, Calipari began trying to wave off questions on that subject to transition to this year's basketball team. "Obviously what happened to this point isn't good".

A total of 10 people, including four assistant basketball coaches at four different schools, were charged in a corruption scandal involving agents, advisors and bribery involving recruits.

Calipari's name so far hasn't surfaced in the controversy that cost Louisville head coach Rick Pitino his job.

Calipari said no one has reached out to Kentucky yet regarding the federal investigation. The NCAA hasn't contacted us.

Calipari replied, "We haven't been contacted, the NCAA hasn't contacted us, we're going about our business coaching this team".

Regarding Pitino, his longtime rival, Calipari wouldn't say much: "It's unfortunate, all the stuff that's come down".

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts to a call during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional Elite 8 at FedExForum on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Memphis, KY. "So we were really interchangeable", Calipari said.

"If the National Basketball Association is anxious about the National Basketball Association, if the NCAA is anxious about the NCAA, if each individual institution is just anxious about themselves and the last thing we think about is these kids, then we're going to make wrong decisions", Calipari said. How we're being fair, I'll leave that up to the powers-that-be. "You figure out how you make this work".