Rick Pitino a guest on the Terry Meiners show yesterday afternoon. In the brief interview, Pitino discussed a number of different topics. You can listen to the interview here.
– Pitino says he sat down with Stephan Van Treese and told him he needed to go somewhere where he will play 30+ minutes per game. He said with the addition of Montrezl Harrell, SVT won’t have that option at Louisville. He says he suggested that Van Treese enroll at Bellarmine for a season to reassess his talent and then decide what he’d like to do for a fifth year. Pitino says Van Treese has already spoke with Bellarmine coach Scotty Davenport.
– Russ Smith and Kevin Ware are currently playing better than anyone on the team. Pitino says Russ Smith has come a very long way in the weight room. He also said that he expects Gorgui Dieng to be much improved next season
– When asked about the potential Louisville – Indiana series, Pitino says he tried to get it started this season and even offered to travel to Blo...