John Calipari should know an internal scandal when he sees one.
Calipari was asked about reports that the FBI has expanded its investigation into Nike, the shoe company that provides United Kingdom with millions in athletic gear.
That honor belongs to Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader, who was among the reporters pressing the Wildcats coach for his thoughts on the FBI-led probe into the sport.
Tipton: It has been reported.
"This is a media day, not coach day". "I am entitled to ask a question, you can then deny". "You can then not answer it", Tipton bluntly told Calipari.
Calipari wanted to shift things back to his team and basketball, but one reporter insisted on asking another question about the investigation. Calipari likely sensed a rumor spreading and immediately shut it down.
Then Tipton got the mic, and Calipari would go on to say neither he nor the school has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Calipari: "Well, that makes it true".
Jones: "There's a decent chance, Cal, that next week, Rick Pitino won't be the coach". On Wednesday, Louisville continued cleaning house, announcing it had parted ways with assistant coach Jordan Fair.
I understand why Calipari wants to avoid any type of questioning about the FBI investigation, as the college basketball season is quickly approaching and any type of distraction could be absolutely devastating to the mentality of a young team. A recent Los Angeles Times report did suggest more arrests are coming, though.
And finally, this on the NCAA's plan to form a Commission on College Basketball.