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#pounditMonday, April 22, 2024

Rick Pitino responds to John Calipari’s seeming slight

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino finally responded to what he felt was a slight from John Calipari aimed at him and his Louisville program.

During a radio interview last week, Calipari said that most coaches should know about what’s going on with their players around campus. Many interpreted that as a commentary about Louisville, given that Pitino has said he had no idea of the sex scandal perpetuated by one of his former staffers.

Pitino responded Monday.

“Whether it’s Duke last month or us this month, these type of comments – we’re here to build up the image of college basketball, not tear people down,” Pitino said via the Courier-Journal.

“I don’t live in a glass house, and I don’t throw stones.”

When Pitino said “Duke last month,” he may have been talking about Calipari’s recruiting manifesto at Kentucky, which led to Duke trolling him in response.

Pitino says he will ask Calipari about the comments if/when he sees him this summer.

Pitino may be bothered by the remarks, but we’re not. We love them and hope the two in-state rivals continue to trade their shots.


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