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

13 October 2017, 11:48 | Sandy Nunez

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

SEE IT: John Calipari tries to skip question about FBI investigations, reporter demands answer

After generally expressing that whatever results from the controversy should put the interests of student-athletes first, Calipari had a somewhat pointed exchange with Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones and the Lexington Herald-Leader's Jerry Tipton as the coach tried to shift the discussion to his team and the upcoming season.

"This is a media day, not coach day", Tipton shouted.

The FBI investigation that has rocked college basketball continues to heat up in the past few days, and it has quickly become the No. 1 thing on every college basketball fan's mind. I am entitled to ask a question.

"This is media day, not coach day", Tipton said when Calipari attempted to wave him off. "You can then not answer it".

Tipton: "John, one more question about the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Tipton: The FBI has reportedly expanding into looking at Nike. "What reassurance would you give your fan base, the Big Blue Nation, if they're anxious about what this could mean?"

Though Calipari conceded to let Tipton ask his question, he didn't answer it. Calipari snapped back and said, "We don't even know if what you're saying is true". Do we know if it's true? I don't know where all this is going.

NCAA Lets UNC Off The Hook
More than 3,100 students were enrolled in the "paper classes" over an 18-year period. None of that, was judged by the NCAA as an impermissible benefit.

Calipari: Oh, that makes it true.

"I have no comment", Calipari said.

Tipton's question came after Calipari already had emphasized that he'd rather talk about his program than the investigation, or the fallout at other programs, specifically that of Louisville.

I think we all expected the barrage of Federal Bureau of Investigation questions considering that it was Calipari's first open press conference since the NCAA scandal started a few weeks ago. How about a basketball question?

Calipari better hope his program doesn't become implicated in the corruption scandal the FBI is investigating, because if it does he will probably have to answer more than a few questions about it.

While the injury to Jarred Vanderbilt isn't ideal, this Kentucky team has depth and versatility at many key positions.

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