John Calipari and reporter spar at Kentucky basketball media day

Reporter demands answer from John Calipari in heated exchange'This is a media day

Reporter demands answer from John Calipari in heated exchange'This is a media day

"None of us know where this thing's going".

The Kentucky head coach didn't offer fans much reassurance during media day Thursday when he attempted to sidestep questions about where his program stands amid the FBI's investigation into corruption throughout the sport.

As Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald-Leader asked a question on the topic of the Federal Bureau of Investigation after that request, Calipari pointed to another reporter who had a question, signaling to get their question instead of the first one. Because, well, it technically is a "media day, not coach day". I am entitled to ask a question.

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.

The exchange went on from there with Calipari eventually saying, "I have no comment to it".

Calipari: Well again, you're acting like you know something that I don't know. "But now is not that time". He got a specific question about if he'd miss the rivalry with Pitino.

"Look, it's unfortunate, all the stuff that's come down, but let's talk about my team". I haven't been contacted.

"How about a basketball question since it isn't my day". How about a basketball question?

The press conference continued for another 35 minutes focusing on the upcoming season. Vanderbilt has been out after suffering a foot injury late last month.

While some United Kingdom fans bristled at the exchange on Twitter, Tipton, a U.S. College Basketball Writers Hall of Fame member, was praised by journalists and others for sticking to a topic at the forefront of the sport, especially with the investigation implicating a number of coaches at other programs.