Louisville coach Rick Pitino insists that
he's having one of the best years of his life.
The Cardinals lost four players last season, including two who
were drafted as NBA lottery picks. The team has been picked to
finish sixth in the Big East Conference by one publication a year
after winning the regular season and tournament titles.
Pitino said at the Cardinal basketball team's annual tip-off
luncheon Thursday afternoon that when the season starts, his team
will show the country what it is about.
The coach did not specifically mention a pending case against a
woman charged with attempting to extort money from him or his
sexual encounter with her, but charged fans to not become critics
A university spokesman said the luncheon drew a sellout crowd of
more than 1,100.