College basketball coaches around the country are a little uneasy these days as the FBI looks into the sport’s connection with shoe companies and other shady business dealings that may be going on behind the scenes.
John Calipari and Kentucky are likely on the FBI’s radar — along with every other major program in the game — but he said he has not been contacted by any investigators at this time.
“I have no comment. I haven’t been contacted,” he said.
Calipari declined to say anything about the ongoing investigations because he is in the dark on the matter, but he acknowledged that it is “a black eye” on the sport.
If nothing else, the conversation provided a tense moment here at the press conference. Calipari said he wants to talk about his team, but Jerry Tipton, wanting to ask more about the FBI, told him, “This is a media day, not a coach day. I have the right to ask a question.”
Jerry Tipton just checked John Calipari.
"This is a media day, not coach day." pic.twitter.com/R6Pf718dbn
— Clayton Abernathy (@ClaySTV1) October 12, 2017