Sunday morning, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made national headlines when he said he was “keeping the door open” on a potential presidential run.
“I never would have considered it prior to a month ago, but now things are changing rapidly and dramatically,” Cuban told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. “I’m not saying no, but it’s not something I’m actively pursuing. I’m just keeping the door open. … You just don’t know what can happen between now and November.”
Just 24 hours later, Cuban spoke with none other than Kentucky head coach John Calipari about the possibility he makes a run for the United States presidency.
In an appearance on “Coffee with Cal,” Calipari’s brand new weekly Facebook Live video series, Cuban said he “always keeps a door open” and that you “never want to say never” on opportunities as significant as running for president.
“I mean, I don’t know. It’s just one of those things, I’m the type of guy that always keeps a door open because you never want to say never,” Cuban said. “Because, who would have thunk [the COVID-19 pandemic] would happen? This is the ultimate definition of a Black Swan event.”
As he noted in the Fox News interview, there is a significant amount of time between now and November and “any number of things could happen.”
While the odds aren’t great, he does see a need for something different in the world of politics.
“Any number of things could happen between now and the time I’d have to file, so I just want to keep the door open,” Cuban said. “I’d say the probability is low, but again, we’re at a point in time in this country’s history where we need someone who is independent.
“The two party system has let us down, and if it were up to me, there would be no parties. Being a Republican, being a Democrat, it’s not getting the job done. We’re not getting the best candidates. Whether it’s me or someone else, I just think that door needs to be open so we can see who the best presidential and other candidates are instead of just coming from the two big parties.
“I’m not making any promises, I’m not making any predictions, but I’m an entrepreneur. I always like to keep my door open.”