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Can anyone provide a link to the comments Pitino made on why the ACC should take Louisville? Or what he said without a link. Using the comments for an essay on a final.
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That's strange. I wonder why. It's usually a pretty good read. I guess SBNation and 247Sports are at odds?
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Rick Pitino has been a supporter of the Big East, but calls Louisville's move to the ACC "awesome."
"I was very excited for Tom, very excited for the fans," Pitino said. "As far as the team and myself we really don't think about it too much. We're really tuned in. But I'm really excited for the city, the fans. It's very big for football. Let's face it the basketball program it doesn't effect as much, although I'm excited to go to places I've never travelled or played. I've never been to Cameron, Clemson, I've been to North Carolina, Virginia Tech. So I'm looking forward to a new challenge."
When Louisville will join the ACC remains in question. Most reports following Wednesday's announcement said the Cardinals will play one more season in the Big East. Pitino says that's not necessarily the case.
"Is it going to be next year or the year after that? Nobody knows right now," said Pitino. "We do know right now we're in the ACC -- when that will be I don't know. ESPN is announcing 2014. Kenny [Klein] says that's not necessarily true."
While Pitino is sad to leave the Big East behind, the Louisville coach believes his program will be a good fit in the ACC, widely considered the nation's top basketball league. In addition to Louisville, Big East members Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame are set to join the conference.
"We fit in just as well in the ACC as we did in the Big East," Pitino said. "The ACC is now part Big East...some of our better teams joining their party."
"You're going to miss friends like Kevin Willard and Mick Cronin [from the Big East]. I have empathy for their programs and they will have to reorganize. I care a lot about the Big East."
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Found the ITV article this morning, Thanks Mike!
The link I posted that got deleted was Rick speaking about why the acc should take us before they did. Thought that's what you meant.
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