John Calipari and Rick Pitino are back at it again.
After the Kentucky coach made comments last week on the Mike Lupica Show about coach’s knowing what was happening on a their campus, Pitino fired back.
“Whether it’s Duke last month or us this month, these type of comments – we’re here to build up the image of college basketball, not tear people down,” Pitino told the Courier-Journal’s Jeff Greer.
“I don’t live in glass house and I don’t throw stones,” Pitino said.
Calipari did not specifically mention Pitino or Louisvilleinterview in the , but the school is under investigation following the allegations of strippers attending parties in the basketball dorms from 2010-14, allegedly set up by a Louisville staffer, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines. The school acknowledged violations occurred in February, and placed a postseason ban on the men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season.
Pitino has denied any knowledge of the events going on.
“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,” Calipari told Lupica.
Pitino wasn’t certain the comments were directed at him, but the Louisville coach said he’d have no problem bringing it up to Calipari. “I don’t have time to figure out what he did or didn’t mean,” Pitino said. “If our paths cross this summer, I’ll ask him.”
Pitino coached at Kentucky from 1989-97.