By LARRY VAUGHT
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino has shown up to speak to several college basketball teams across the country after his offseason firing at Louisville because of off-court problems the Carinals had with the NCAA.
Pitino, of course, is also the former head coach at Kentucky who won the 1996 national title and was NCAA runner-up in 1997.
Pitino is also doing a podcast. At media day, Kentucky coach John Calipari was asked if would be a guest on one of Pitino’s podcasts if asked.
“I’m not a scheduled guest. I’ve talked to him once. I may have talked to him twice, but I’ve texted him occasionally,” Calipari said. “But if he asked me I would probably do it because he did my podcast, so yeah, I would.”
What about inviting Pitino to speak to his team, a move that likely would infuriate most UK fans?
“Probably wouldn’t have him come talk to the team based on it would be the — it would put North Korea on the back burner,” Calipari said. “Let me just say that.
“You can tell I didn’t sleep last night (because of a west coast recruiting trip). Can you tell?”