Kentucky head coach John Calipari has confirmed that his son, Brad, is considering a transfer from the program.
This evening, Coach Cal took to Twitter to address the reports from this morning that the Wildcat guard was exploring his options, where he said they are absolutely true.
“I had my phone off earlier. When I turned it on, it was like, what in the world?! Everyone was asking about [Brad],” he said. “Just so everyone knows, Brad and I had talked earlier about exploring his options – not a decision to leave but about keeping his options open to play more.”
In fact, Calipari said that he had no idea the news would even go public, let alone that everyone would make a big deal about it.
At the end of the day, though, he just wants what’s best for his son.
“We talked about the transfer portal and putting his name out there,” Calipari said. “He didn’t think – nor did I – that putting his name out there would go crazy. We honestly didn’t think anyone would notice. But at the end of the day, I want my son to be happy.”
While he loves coaching his son in Lexington, he knows that it’s tough to get off the bench. If he decides to transfer elsewhere to earn more playing time, the Kentucky head coach has his full support.
“It’s hard to get minutes at Kentucky — EVEN IF YOU’RE MY SON. Brad is going to take his time with his decision and weigh all options,” he said. “No matter what he does, he has my full support. If he decides to leave, I know our fans will continue to root for him. And if he decides to come back, I’ll soak in every moment to coach my son.
“I love all my players – I just love Brad a little more.”
In 27 career games, the junior guard has averaged 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds in 2.65 minutes per game.