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As I’m most of you have already heard by now, Rick Pitino won his 300th career game as the head coach of Louisville on Monday night. His son, Richard, who is now the head coach at Florida International, got a pretty sensational congratulatory gift for his old man.
Above is an autographed picture of rapper Pitbull. Richard posted this photo on his Twitter account last night saying it was a gift for his father. During Louisville’s preseason tipoff luncheon, Pitino mentioned how big of a fan he is of Pitbull. He says he starts each morning without with some Pitbull on his iPod. “He used to be Mr. 305 and now he’s Mr. Worldwide,” says Pitino.
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In a recent interview with Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports, Rick Pitino continued to express with confidence that Louisville junior center Gorgui Dieng will enter the draft and not return for his senior season. “If he is projected as a first-rounder, he is leaving,” Pitino tells Goodman. “And I’m almost sure he’ll be taken in the first round.” Pitino also told Goodman that...
The next game is always the most important one.
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Saturday’s game does have special significance, with a possible Big East title at stake, a No. 1 seeding in the conference tournament, and a high seed in the NCAA brackets.
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University of Louisville junior Gorgui Dieng will participate in Saturday's Senior Day activities prior to the Cardinals final regular season game against Notre Dame at the KFC Yum! Center. On Friday, Dieng, who may leave a year early for the NBA, said his focus remains on the current season and the upcoming post season tournaments.
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