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John Calipari takes shot at Rick Pitino over NCAA violations

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Kentucky head coach John Calipari is not afraid to take shots at rival coaches which was apparent after he and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski had a bit of a feud earlier this year. He is back at it again, but this time he is taking a shot at in-state rival Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino.

Calipari joined Mike Lupica’s podcast earlier this week and they got on the subject of the sex scandal at Louisville, for which the Cardinals self-imposed a ban from the 2016 postseason. He seemed to take a shot at Pitino over the scandal, saying that the coaches more than likely had knowledge of what was going on at the time.

“All I can tell you is this: If it happens on your campus, and it happens with your assistants and those people, you probably have a pretty good idea of what’s going on,” Calipari said.

“If it happens back in their hometown, it happens back with their family or other ways, there’s no way you can know. You just don’t know. So all I would say is most coaches have an idea if it happened on their campus. You might not be the first to know about it, but you eventually hear about it.”

The NCAA is likely finished with their investigation into the escort scandal that came to light last year, but there is no guarantee that Louisville won’t receive any further punishment.

However, it is very clear that John Calipari just alienated the entire Cardinal nation and it should be pretty interesting if the two teams meet up on the court this year.

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