The relationship between John Calipari and Rick Pitino is definitely interesting. The two were once to be perceived as bitter rivals, but it seems that their relationship has mellowed over the past few months. For one, Pitino appeared on Calipari’s “CalCast.” If you missed it, you can find it by clicking here. Just as a warning though, it has one of the weirdest intros to a podcast that I can remember. Calipari and Pitino did continuously compliment one another through, which I still don’t know how I feel about.
Today, the compliments continued to come. When asked about tomorrow’s “March Madness Bracket Preview Show,” Pitino said it is a “brilliant idea,” and a great marketing tool that Calipari almost certainly came up with. The show, which will air before the Kentucky-Alabama game on CBS tomorrow, is going to announce the committee’s current top 16 seeds. Kentucky is expected to be in the 14-16 range, but it would not surprise me if they don’t make the top 16 at all.
Pitino continued to compliment Calipari and admitted to coaches taking a lot of his ideas. We are looking at you Coach K…
You can check out the entirety of Pitino’s compliments of Calipari here.