January 19th, 2011 01:08 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Kentucky
Tags: BBN, TV, Twitter First, Woody Hayes
In the aftermath of Alabama’s upset of Kentucky last night, John Calipari was caught cursing at freshman Terrence Jones by ESPN cameras. Not surprisingly, he’s now come out with an apology via Twitter. (I wonder if Woody Hayes would have ever apologized via Twitter?)
Jones scored 17 points for the Cats last night to lead them in scoring, but UK’s coach has been riding him pretty hard about his selfish play of late. Last night, Calipari drew up a final shot for Doron Lamb. Instead, Jones took the final wild miss from near halfcourt as time expired. Calipari then reacted with some salty language.
And here’s how he reacted to his reaction on Twitter:
“First of all I want to apologize for my language at the end of the game. I got caught up in the emotion of the game, but that’s no excuse.”
“Sometimes you don’t realize in the moment that what you’re saying is on national TV. The BBN deserves better and so do my players.”
BBN would be “Big Blue Nation.”
And in case you’re wondering, Calipari called Jones a “selfish mother…” shut yo mouth!
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