Rick Pitino Had No Patience For Louisville Student Reporter Following ACC Tournament Loss

By Stephen Douglas
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Louisville lost to North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Thursday. After the game, Rick Pitino gave a short press conference. The first question came from Derek Brightwell of the Louisville Cardinal student newspaper. Brightwell asked a simple question about why the Cardinals have struggled against the zone this year. The question apparently wasn’t worded well enough for the coach. Transcript via Courier-Journal:

Well, you obviously see, if you’re from the Louisville Cardinal, that we’re not a great shooting team so that’s a pretty silly question to ask. You watched the game, didn’t you? So you don’t have to be an X and O genius to figure that one out, do you?

What does Pitino want? Somebody who says, “Your team shot 18% from three. Can you talk about that?” Brightwell should wear this as a badge of honor. Aside from the fact that his student newspaper has money in the budget to send a writer to Greensboro, North Carolina for a week, he also picked up four new followers.

Got thrashed by Pitino at the presser, but the @CardChronicle comment section was talking about me. Also picked up 4 followers. #illtakeit

— Derek Brightwell (@derekbrightwell) March 12, 2015

Sorry to hear about those energy drinks though.

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