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

13 October 2017, 11:52 | Charlene Valdez

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

Calipari was asked repeatedly about the FBI investigation that torpedoed rival Rick Pitino, until he grew exasperated and demanded a basketball question.

Calipari allowed Tipton to ask the the question, which ended up being somewhat of a softball, an easy opportunity for the coach to reassure his fans that Kentucky had done nothing wrong. "This is media day, not coach day", Tipton said.

University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari spoke Thursday afternoon at men's basketball media day in Lexington. I am entitled to ask a question.

"With all this stuff", Calipari said, "for me to spend my time today on all this stuff, I just don't want to do that. You can then not answer it".

When Calipari let him talk, Tipton asked about the FBI's investigation into Nike since Kentucky is a Nike school. Credit to Tipton for insisting on asking his question. "What reassurance would you give your fan base, the Big Blue Nation, if they're anxious about what this could mean?"

"I don't want to come across as uneducated or dumb, none of us know where this thing is going", Calipari said.

But, as I've repeated over the past few weeks, there are still way too many unknowns to be able to accurately predict where all of this is headed next. We don't know what you're saying, if it's true. "None of us know where this thing's going".

Calipari: "Well, that makes it true".

"I have no comment", Calipari said. Even when I was a college student and we shouted chants making fun of coaches, we never shouted them at Coach Cal. Kevin Stallings? Yes. After pleading to talk about his team, Kentucky.com reporter Jerry Tipton had one more FBI-related question for Calipari, and when the Kentucky coach tried to avoid the question, Tipton refused to back down. How about a basketball question?

The reference to Nike's potential involvement stems from reports last month that the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League was served with a subpoena.

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