University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari has been in the news quite a bit as of late following a rumor surfacing he’d be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The timing of the rumor was strange to say the least with Kentucky heading into the national championship game against the University of Connecticut, but it was quickly dismissed by the head coach after the loss to UConn.

On Tuesday, Calipari continued to deny any connection with the Lakers or job offer that might be in the works. Calipari said the following on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless according to Marc Stein: