University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, who brought the Dominican Republic National Team to the brink of its first Olympics berth last week, says he has not yet decided whether to continue coaching the team when it tries to qualify again next summer.
Calipari led the Dominicans to a third-place finish in the FIBA Americas tournament in Argentina, but only the top two teams earned spots in the 2012 Olympics in London.
"The goal was to get them to the Olympics,'' Calipari told ESPN.com college basketball writer Andy Katz.
The Dominican team will have one more chance to qualify in a tournament next July.
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According to the ESPN report, Calipari said he recently spoke with the Dominican Republic delegation about whether he would continue coaching the team, but no decision was reached.
"I don't know," Calipari told Katz. "At this point, I just got through this. This was challenging."
UK sets datefor Calipari clinic
■ Calipari's 2011 Coaches' Clinic has been scheduled for Oct. 23.
The daylong event intended for basketball coaches and fans runs from 9 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum.
The event includes a tour of the Joe Craft Center and Wildcat Lodge and a chance to watch two UK practices.
Cost is $75 for advance registration and $100 for walk-up registration.
No recruitable-age participants — those entering grades 7 through 12 — are allowed at the clinic.
Contact the UK basketball office at 1-800-852-2875 or (859) 257-1916 for more information. Visit ukathletics.com/camps to register.