John Calipari took a break from riding camels and climbing pyramids in Egypt on Friday to place a call into Mike & Mike to dispel rumors and reports that he reached out to the Knicks.
Calipari told the show:
“I can tell you my phone blew up at 4:45 (am) here and I had to tweet out — that’s the thing about social media, you can cut things off when it’s not true — but there’s no one on my behalf that called the Knicks. There may be a college coach who has inquired about it, but it wasn’t me. I called my wife and I said, ‘Was it you?'”
“I’m in Egypt and it’s funny that I get thrown into stuff, even when I am out of the country.”
He then went on to say:
“The reality of it is, I’m coaching at Kentucky. Come on. In my mind I’ve got the best job in the country. It’s been a great opportunity for young people to come in and better themselves and better their lives. It’s an unbelievable stage to challenge them in so many ways. I just can’t see anything out there that I would want to leave for.“
Listen to the entire interview with Calipari below via the Mike & Mike podcast.