John Calipari wanted to talk Kentucky basketball, not the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 13, 2017

Graduate of University of Delaware.

In his first appearance with reporters since the FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball was revealed, Kentucky men's basketball Coach John Calipari faced a number of questions on the issue at the beginning of the United Kingdom media day press conference Thursday.

Calipari said freshman Jarred Vanderbilt would be re-evaluated in another week or so. We're going about our business coaching this team.

"You're acting like you know something that I don't know. It's obviously what's 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.

The scandal has also led to Louisville placing both head coach Rick Pitino and athletics director Tom Jurich on administrative leave.

I understand why Calipari wants to avoid any type of questioning about the FBI investigation, as the college basketball season is quickly approaching and any type of distraction could be absolutely devastating to the mentality of a young team. The NCAA hasn't contacted us. Other than confirming the NCAA has yet to contact Kentucky, Calipari said the situation was unpredictable and grew defensive when the media kept asking for the answers he didn't have.

"I have no comment", Calipari said.

And finally, this on the NCAA's plan to form a Commission on College Basketball.

Calipari said any changes to the sport need to focus on the student-athletes. "I don't want to come across as uneducated or dumb, but none of us knows where this thing's going". "You figure out how you make this work".

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