It took just one game this season for John Calipari to nearly lose his mind on a referee.
During the Kentucky Wildcats' 78-65 win over Albany, freshman guard Jamal Murray was called for a controversial technical foul towards the end of the game after forcing a jump ball. Calipari was not pleased with the call, and after arguing with the referees, told the ref who called the technical "you are done" if he was lying about why he called the tech on Murray.
@KySportsRadio @MrsTylerKSR "I am going to watch the tape, and if you are lying, you are done" Cal on T on @BeMore27 pic.twitter.com/Da7Lmu9gwW— Nathan Todd (@npt12001) November 14, 2015
Cal apparently also asked for a technical himself
Referee explaining to Jamal Murray why he got the technical. John Calipari explaining to the referee that he would also like a technical.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) November 14, 2015
It looks like Cal is already in midseason form. He said after the game that the ref said he called a tech on Murray for cussing, which Murray and his teammates dispute. Cal also doesn't believe it, and if the tape doesn't show Murray cussing, watch out ref.
Cal, on his talk with ref after Murray technical: "If you're going to tell me one of my kids cussed, you better not be guessing."— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) November 14, 2015