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John Calipari future with D.R. in air

Updated: July 10, 2012, 8:24 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Kentucky coach John Calipari was a game away from coaching a rare double in the same year -- an NCAA championship and Olympic game in a calendar year.

But Nigeria's American contingent led by Ike Diogu's 25 points were too strong in an 88-73 victory over Calipari's Dominican Republic squad Sunday night in Caracas, Venezuela at the Olympic qualifying tournament. The Nigerians, not the Dominicans, will make their first-ever Olympic appearance in two weeks in London.

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