After years of Father/Son Camps in Lexington, Kentucky hosted its inaugural John Calipari Father/Daughter Camp today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Joe Craft Center.
Like most of the Kentucky basketball camps we’ve seen, participants have a unique opportunity to learn the game from coaches and players in attendance each year.
This time around, though, Coach Cal was the one on the receiving end of some pretty important knowledge.
Talking to campers this morning, the Kentucky head coach joked about his inability to fix things around the house.
“The air conditioning breaks, she really thinks I can fix it?” he said to the fathers in attendance. “Or the refrigerator, what would I know about a refrigerator? Is anyone else in here like that?
Then, John’s wife, Ellen, snatched the microphone out of his hand and broke some fairly big news to him.
“He talks too much,” she said. “I have to say, he’s not going to know this… Happy anniversary, roommate. He had no idea.”
“Was that today?” he quickly responded in the background. “I actually have flowers waiting for her at the house.”
Take a look at the exchange:
Today is the first-ever John Calipari Father/Daughter Camp and it's a great opportunity for everyone to learn something…
…even Coach Cal. pic.twitter.com/QqNEFG1EBH
— UK Sports Network (@UKSportsNetwork) June 22, 2019
Not long after the video was released, Calipari took to Twitter to defend himself, saying they were in a rush to get out of the house this morning and swore he didn’t forget:
My wife said I forgot. I didn’t forget! We left the house this morning at 7:30 for our inaugural Father/Daughter Camp. Bet let’s let her keep thinking I forgot. She’s so into her Instagram that she won’t even read this so don’t tell her that this awaits her at home. https://t.co/kn0U0LU0QR
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) June 22, 2019
That’s what they all say, coach…
“Roommate” is definitely in the doghouse.