AUDIO: Rick Pitino press confernece

Cardinal Authority has audio from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino's season-opening news conference on Thursday. Pitino covers a lot of topics, including newcomers, the starting five and shoe companies.

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino held a 30-minutes news conference to kickoff the start of practice on Thursday.

Pitino spoke about newcomers, noting 7-footers Matz Stockman and Anas Mahmoud, are likely to redshirt, while the others are ready to contribute.

Chris Jones is back from an injury and Pitino calls him "Mighty Mouse," while Akoy Agau and Jaylen Johnson are both just now coming back from injuries.

Pitino also spoke out about shoe companies in the recruiting process.

The audio is here:

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