Buccigross: “You talk about luck and bouncing the ball, and certainly had you had that against Kansas, certainly your Memphis team could have been a national champion.”
Calipari: “Now why would we bring that up? That was two years ago, John. What are you trying to bring up memories of a three that goes through a rafter? And ‘Why didn’t you call a timeout?’ And ‘You should have fouled earlier.’ I thought we were going to talk about Kentucky.
Buccigross: “Let’s take a 20-second timeout.”
Calipari: “You must be from Western PA, John. Where are you from?”
Buccigross: “Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”
Calipari: “OK, so you’re a jagoff. Basically, you’re a jagoff.”
Everyone was laughing, it was a playful jab. Doesn’t hurt that Calipari is the most powerful man in college basketball.
Calipari also Tweeted after the exchange: “John Buccigross & I go back 10 yrs. We’re both from Pitt. It’s a term of endearment & we went back n forth using that term b4 we went on-air.“