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John Calipari will avoid potential North Korea situation with Rick Pitino

John Calipari used Rick Pitino and North Korea in the same sentence today.  Yeah, things got a little weird at UK Basketball Media Day.

After flying in from a west coast recruiting trip, presumably to see Jaden McDaniels, at 3:30 a.m., Coach Cal was a little loopy.  He warned the media members a few times before letting a few fantastic quotes fly.  The highlight of the day happened when he was asked about his former foe, Rick Pitino.

Pitino is about to start a new podcast, The Pitino Press.  His first guest is Billy Donavan.  Could Coach Cal be a guest in the future?

“I’m not a scheduled guest,” he said.  “I’ve talked to him once, or maybe I talked to him twice.  I’ve texted him occasionally, but if he asked me I would probably do it because he did my podcast.”

Pitino has also been on a preseason speaking circuit.  He’s talked to a few different college basketball teams, like Syracuse and Manhattan.  Pitino will not be speaking to the Kentucky basketball team.

“I probably wouldn’t have him come talk to the team.  It would put North Korea on the back-burner, let me just say that.”

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

16 Comments for John Calipari will avoid potential North Korea situation with Rick Pitino



  1. Belenos
    3:25 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

    MOAR CAL CAST!!!!!!!!

    *please*



  2. 4everUKblue
    3:34 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

    Love Cal’s sense of humor along with everything else. He is hands down the most honest coach in the NCAA.



  3. ClutchCargo
    3:36 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t know how Pitno even wants to show his face in public these days. If he ever had a sense of shame, it is long gone now.



    • 4everUKblue
      3:42 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

      He has totally lost touch with reality, he looks like a coke addict and I’m kidding. He acts like one too, nothing is every his fault, totally self absorbed.



    • ClutchCargo
      3:52 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

      He comes very close to checking all the boxes for being an actual psychopath.



    • J. Did
      7:02 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

      Pitino brings a priest – to the bench for every game.

      To please the Pharisees.

      CAL goes to mass every day.

      It is better to attend mass daily.

      It is on my bucket list.

      I have huge respect for that.



    • satcheluk
      5:05 am October 12, 2018 Permalink

      I couldn’t care less if a coach or anyone goes to church or not, it’s how you treat others that gets my respect.



  4. CoachCat
    5:46 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

    That might be the funniest thing I’ve heard Cal say



  5. swflakat
    6:20 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

    The bomb of stating he would address the team would only be surpassed by the MELTDOWN of the entire fanbase welcoming back a disgraced former coach. North Korea notwithstanding, Central Kentucky and our Blue Mist fanbase would be in apoplexy for years!



  6. TheAssman
    6:58 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

    I still don’t know why UK fans hate Pitino – he won a national championship at UK, nearly won 2 and then sunk the ul program. What more can one guy do, lol



    • playmorezeppelin
      7:50 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

      He could start by not paying for hookers to have sex with recruits or committing adultery in a public restaurant or simple just not be a scummy person. I’d at least ask that.



    • TheAssman
      8:17 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

      I agree but why should it upset you….he’s not in our “jurisdiction” anymore. Move on.



    • 4everUKblue
      8:24 pm October 11, 2018 Permalink

      He doesn’t upset me, he’s just so pathetic. I actually feel sorry for him that he doesn’t recognize he needs some serious professional help.



    • satcheluk
      5:07 am October 12, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t hate him. I couldn’t care less about him. I often wonder why we give him so much attention.



  7. bbn606
    10:54 am October 12, 2018 Permalink

    Pitino should come and be the Y at a basketball game.



    • TheAssman
      12:53 pm October 12, 2018 Permalink

      LOL!!!