NASHVILLE — John Calipari’s pre-practice media session was not the main attraction at Belmont’s Curb Center on Thursday afternoon.
While he spoke, his son, Brad, rained shot after shot through the net behind Calipari. Several reporters turned their phone cameras away from the coach to capture the younger “Cal” heating up.
“I forgot I was supposed to do this, to be honest,” Calipari admitted to reporters. “I was coming in to work him out.”
Brad, a Class of 2016 point guard from Lexington, Ky., announced earlier this week that he will walk on at Kentucky next season.
The media wanted to know: Does that decision change Calipari’s future at the school?
“According to my wife, it has,” the coach said.
He added that Karl-Anthony Towns’ family called him earlier in the week to express their excitement.
“I can promise I will not be as hard on him as I was your son,” Calipari told them over the phone. “Because I sleep with that kid’s mom.”
The end of his interview session featured an anecdote from the Calipari home.
“We watch Alaska stuff,” Calipari said, referring to the Discovery Channel show Alaskan Bush People, which he and his wife enjoy together.
“They say, ‘More’ (in response to ‘I love you’),” Calipari explained to the media. “So today she said, ‘Love you,’ and I said, ‘More.’ She was like, oh my gosh! We were both going crazy.”
Kentucky tips off vs. either Ole Miss or Alabama on Friday at 7 p.m. ET (SEC Network).