Found June 19, 2013 on
The Cardinal Connect:
Rick Pitino was a very happy man on Tuesday evening. Pitino and his son Ryan were in Los Angeles on Tuesday night for a Pitbull concert at the Hollywood Bowl. He was even lucky enough to sneak backstage after the show and meet Pitbull in person.
If you don’t understand the significance of this, Pitino made it very clear at the 2012 Louisville basketball tip-off luncheon that Pitbull, or as Coach P refers to him as, “Mr. Worldwide,” was his favorite artist.
I’m not sure if this was a Father’s Day gift or not, but if it was, props to Ryan.
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