Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Rick Pitino loves to tell stories, and he does it very, very well. He'll talk for 10 minutes about the intervention he had with Peyton Siva last season because the point guard was spreading himself too thin and saying yes to everybody. He'll talk on and on about the heated rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville. He'll tell the same story about his early days in coaching at Boston University, where an unknown Boston Globe beat writer named Lesley Visser was writing on page 15 of the sports section about an unknown coach named Rick Pitino, who was experimenting with a full-court press. He'll end these stories with a laugh that's both full-throated and authentic, even though you know he's told this story hundreds of times before. One of the Louisville coach's favorite stories to tell is how he came to be hired by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim way back in 1976. It's an especially poignant story to tell this weekend, as the two coaches who worked together...
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