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Cal uncertain of future with Dominican team

UK coach John Calipari returned to Lexington Monday after his Dominican Republic team failed in its bid to gain a berth in the Olympics.  Cal told ESPN.com Monday he was uncertain about his future coaching the D.R.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball game Sunday, April 1, 2012, in New Orleans. Kentucky plays Kansas in the championship game Monday night. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UK coach John Calipari returned to Lexington Monday after his Dominican Republic team failed in its bid to gain a berth in the Olympics. Calipari practiced his UK team Monday, he told ESPN.com he was uncertain about his future coaching the D.R.

"I'm not ready to say what I'm going to do," Calipari said. "It has been fun but it takes a lot of time. I worked my team out as soon as I got off the plane and I'll work them out again Wednesday before I fly to Vegas, come back and work them out Monday and Tuesday to work them out again."

Calipari will coach the Dominican team in an exhibition game against Team USA Thursday night in Las Vegas. The game is sold out.

Cal also told ESPN.com he doesn't expect any eligibility problems with freshman Nerlens Noel. "He's not here," Calipari said. "Since he reclassified he had to do a few more academic things and he's finishing school. We only have one summer session (to work the team out)."


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