If you are one of the unfortunate souls who missed out on the Cardinal Caravan in Shelbyville last night, Rick Pitino fired a shot towards the SEC – and Calipari – when introducing his son Richard Pitino:
“He went away for a couple of years to learn how to do things in a second-rate league, then get back to the big time.”
Two things here:
First of all, shame on you for not being at the Cardinal Caravan in Shelbyville.
Second, Charles Barkley already summed up the Big East and it’s far from big time. Rick is riding UConn’s coattails here to try to insult Coach Cal and Kentucky. Remember, last week at the SEC meetings, Coach Cal said the Big East gets too many teams in the tournament and then underperforms. The “second-rate” comment at the Shelby County Fairgrounds is Rick’s way of trying to keep up in the war of words.
That’s a war you don’t want a part of, Rick.