The picture of Rick Pitino and John Calipari from Malone’s last night has been one of the more intriguing mysteries of the offseason so far. It’s no secret that the two aren’t each other’s favorite person, and theories as to why they were dining together have kept the BBN guessing all morning. I’ll be honest, I was worried the two had become friends, and life as we know it would be turned upside down.
Thankfully, the father of the woman in the picture above called in to today’s radio show and shed some light on the mysterious photo, which he says was orchestrated by his daughter. According to the caller, the woman saw Cal eating at Malone’s, and knowing that Pitino was next door at Drake’s, asked Cal if he would be willing to take a picture with her and Pitino. Cal obliged.
Earlier on Monday night, Cal tweeted that he would be dining at Malone’s to honor the passing of his friend Ron Rager, the COO of Bluegrass Hospitality Group, which owns Malone’s, Sal’s, and Drake’s. Perhaps Pitino had the same idea, and with the help of one brave woman, came together for a photo op for the ages.