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.
"Jones: ". Will you miss the rivalry and coaching against him?" Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader wanted his voice heard and wasn't going to stop until it bellowed loud and clear.
"Wait a minute, wait a minute".
It's traditionally one of the biggest media turnouts of the season, University of Kentucky basketball media day.
Calipari grew annoyed having answered several questions about the FBI investigation, which has not implicated Kentucky as of now.
"I'm just happy I'm not involved in it, or anything here at Kentucky", forward Wenyen Gabriel said when asked what he thinks of the investigation.
As Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader asked a question on the topic of the Federal Bureau of Investigation after that request, Calipari pointed to another reporter who had a question, signaling to get their question instead of the first one. "We don't even know if what you're saying is true", Calipari snipped.
Would I talk that way to John Calipari? No.
"I have no comment to it, we haven't been contacted, the NCAA hasn't contacted us, we're going about our business of coaching this team".
Calipari said that the players he has this year are interchangeable, "If we had Jarred playing, you could play without a point guard because he could be the point guard".
Calipari, clearly agitated by the question, then turned his attention back to the rest of the press room. "How about a basketball question, since it isn't "my day"?"