After consulting with the NCAA, it turns out that John Calipari has not officially reached 500 wins yet.
In a release that Kentucky sent out Thursday that followed a week of controversy, Kentucky has been informed that honoring its men's basketball head coach for his 500th career victory on Feb. 26 against Florida was made in error. All future media guides, Internet sites and other publications will be consistent with the NCAA's official records and statistics.
Here is the official release from UK:
"After consulting with the NCAA, the University of Kentucky has been informed that the honoring of our head men's basketball coach for his 500th career victory on Feb. 26, 2011 was in error and that, henceforth, we will reflect our head men's basketball coach's career record in our media guides, Internet sites and other publications consistent with the NCAA's official records and statistics."
Officially, because 42 of Calipari's wins at Memphis and Massachusetts were vacated after the NCAA determined the schools used ineligible players -- Calipari was not found to have violated any NCAA rules -- Calipari's win total sits at 467.
Speaking Wednesday at a ceremony in Richmond, Ky., Calipari said he is ready to move on.
"Let's just say my record is 0-0," Calipari to Brett Dawson of Cats Illustrated. "I'm fine with that. This is about those kids, and that's what I've always been about."