The one they call Benedict showed up for Big East media day today and talked basketball and sex, just like I’m sure Jim Calhoun and Jim Boeheim did. ESPN’s Andy Katz landed an exclusive interview with the Louisville head man, who said he’s “an honest man” not coaching out of arrogance anymore and reiterated that “this has nothing to do with me”. Pitino also struggled with the “rup” part of “dispruptions”, surely proving that he will struggle in Rupp this year too. He also could have possibly alluded to this being his final season by saying “I’m going out with a big bang”…..but did not mention how he would then try to cover it up or which underling would have floor duty.
The extended version will air on Outside the Lines.