David Kahn spoke to Dan Patrick on ESPN radio earlier today.
He seemed like he wanted to come over on draft day and now this. What happened?
“I can only give you what I’ve been told by his agent, Dan Fegan. When they came in to the draft, they were only going to definitely come over, definitely, if he was top 2. If he wasn’t top 2, there was a consideration especially if he was 3 that he might come over because of implications with his Nike deal. But, actually Dan told me that night, when we made the selection that night, Dan was very clear: ‘He’s not coming this year.’ And, yes, as I’ve shared in the past, we still feel like it was the right thing to do. I think what changed was that he reconsidered and it was him that came to us and said, ‘You know, I am giving some thought to coming over now,’ and he was having problems, as many people probably know, with his club team, the one that had his contract controlled the buyout. And, I think he was starting to worry a little bit during the summer that he may not have a place to go.”
So more of the same, we-knew-it-all-along narrative from Kahn. Read the whole transcript here. So far Rubio has kept his comments to a minimum, and maybe that's telling. As anyone familiar with shaky alibis knows, the more you say, the worse you look.