“Bullit East is that way.”
Earlier today Rick Pitino met with the press to discuss his teams trip to the Bahamas, but tropical weather wasn’t the only topic discussed. As you would imagine, with the rumors of a UK Legends game going down on the Louisville home court in the Yum! center, some reporter was bound to ask Rick how he felt about it. According the the Associated Press, Pitino said all the right things… but he didn’t necessarily feel them.
An excerpt (from this article in the Washington Post):
“That’s a public facility, it’s our homecourt during the season, but obviously anybody can go in there,” Pitino said. “Lady Gaga can go in there, or the Dominican team can go in there.
“None of that is any of my business. We’re just concerned with Louisville first, we’re not concerned with anything any of our competitors do. We don’t pay any attention to our competitors except when it’s time to play them and I really mean that sincerely.”
“I know nothing about that,” Pitino said. “I haven’t followed it, somebody just asked me about it for the first time this morning. I know nothing about it.”
But “it’s no different than Villanova or West Virginia, or anybody else playing there. It’s a free country and the KFC, last time I checked, was part of this country.”
The KFC may be part of this country, but it didn’t stop Louisville from preventing UK playing there during the regular season.
And can somebody make Lady Gaga an honorary coach?