In his pursuit of an extravagant new practice facility, John Calipari called the University of Kentucky "a basketball school." Mark Stoops doesn't have it.

The Wildcats' 10th head coach took to Twitter Thursday to hit back at Calipari's comments in a report from The Athletic's Kyle Tucker,

who is in Nassau covering the basketball team's exhibition tour in the Bahamas.

"This is a basketball school. It always has been," Calipari said. "Alabama is a football school.

So is Georgia. I think they are. No disrespect to our football team. I hope they win 10 games and go to a bowl game.

At the end of the day, it makes my job easier and all of our jobs easier. But this is basketball school.

 And so we have to go in that direction and keep doing what we're doing." Tucker tweeted Calipari's quote at 3:06 p.m. ET Thursday,

citing his report. Stoops quoted the tweet at 3:18 p.m. ET and wrote, "Basketball school? I thought we competed in the SEC? #4straightpostseasonwins."