Live TV: John Calipari Calls ESPN Anchor ‘Jagoff’

Michael David Smith of AOL Fanhouse and Will Brinson of Buster Sports have the transcript and video of John Calipari called ESPN anchor John Buccigross a “jagoff” this morning on live ESPN TV.

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.