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Dino Gaudio expected to join Louisville’s staff

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Chris Mack is really trying to get us to like Louisville basketball.

First he tweeted about Matt’s favorite restaurant, Rooster’s, and now he’s hiring a friend of the program, Dino Gaudio.

Gaudio is expected to be introduced as the third UofL assistant sometime this week, maybe even as early as later today. Mack and Gaudio have a relationship going all the way back to Mack’s playing days when Gaudio was an assistant on Xavier’s staff. They’ve also worked together at Xavier and Wake Forest.

The biggest aspect of this story, to Kentucky fans, is Gaudio is a very close friend to John Calipari. Gaudio works the John Calipari Fantasy Camp every year (although that will end this year) and the two have a mutual respect and admiration for each other that might make the rivalry a little friendlier than it has been in the past.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

23 Comments for Dino Gaudio expected to join Louisville’s staff



  1. Rixter
    3:06 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, its not working. I still hate them. And now, I also hate Dino Gaudio



  2. KYFAN4LYFE
    3:10 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    It hasn’t been an actual “rivalry” since Cal took over….way too lopsided. We have a bigger rivalry with Duke and KU, to be honest.



    • michaelb
      4:20 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Uconn



    • KYFAN4LYFE
      6:12 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Compared to UofL, yeah I can see that…though it’s only relevant because of our 2 recent tourney losses. When Cal was at UMass, it was DEFINITELY a rivalry, since Calhoun hated Cal so much…Chaney too.



  3. Booby Petrino
    3:24 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I wouldn’t like them if they hired Sister Jean on staff.



  4. ClutchCargo
    3:28 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, not working. It is only making me sad that I will now have to dislike all these formerly likable people.



  5. CatManDo
    3:32 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Why would he hire an opera singer to coach basketball?



    • Megan
      10:48 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Italian stereotypes are hilarious!



    • CatManDo
      6:11 am April 5, 2018 Permalink

      I was actually referring to the picture.



  6. IAmTheDanger
    3:34 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I may not have a problem with their coaches but will always have a problem with their redneck fans.



  7. catsarerunnin
    3:49 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Slater will be thrilled.



    • UK Big Board Update
      3:56 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

      Nah. Slater is still sad Grayson Allen wont be returning.



  8. Dustin Rumbaugh
    4:21 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, when I first started working with Matt/KSR doing the AAU/high school circuit, Dino patted a chair and let me sit beside him instead of just talking with him while I stood. Showed me who he liked and why. The most informative 15 minutes of my life.

    I also, unknowingly, asked Chris Mack for directions to the AAU tournament in the Xavier building but off in a wing. Had no idea who he was except for some dude sitting courtside on X’s floor. Coach Mack (as I know him now) walked me to the entrance and showed me how to get back to where I was.

    Holy crap UL has went full circle hiring the best dudes in the business (besides our own). I guess we now focus all hate to Duke.



  9. michaelb
    4:22 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Didn’t this guy start out at Kentucky ?



  10. Get Sh*t Right
    4:22 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Wake Forest grad here. Dino was a mediocre coach but a great man. Wake had no choice but to hire him after Skip Prosser died



  11. Headhurts
    4:23 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    The Uk vs UL rivalry is about fans, if you live in Louisville u know what I’m talking about, whoever coaches UL is the enemy, nuf said.



  12. trumpetguy
    4:55 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Pretty much put Ville in with LSU, Ark., Coaching staff isn’t much of an issue…..rather cheap shots, verbal insults and the like….Dino being there isn’t going to be a positive factor to BBN.



  13. Swizzle
    5:00 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah they’re aren’t trying to get me to like them, they’re just adding to the list of those to hate.



  14. TB112162
    5:49 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    They might be nice guys but when they put on that Cardinal gear it transforms them in to the enemy



  15. Megan
    10:51 pm April 4, 2018 Permalink

    I love Dino. His new job won’t change that.