Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino responds to comments Kentucky coach John Calipari made about him last week

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino with his first public comments about the comments Kentucky coach John Calipari made last week, saying coaches "probably have a pretty good idea" of what's happening on campus. Pitino spoke to 840-WHAS talk show host Terry Meiners on Monday afternoon.

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino spent some time on 84-WHAS on Monday afternoon talking with Terry Meiners about his basketball team, the news at U of L that Dr. James Ramsey is leaving and his daughter's wedding.

Oh, and then he spoke a little about John Calipari.

Pitino had his first public response to the what the Kentucky coach said six days ago when on a national radio show, Calipari said that college coaches "probably have a pretty good idea" of what's happening on campus.

Was it a shot at Louisville and Pitino, who has said he didn't know about alleged NCAA violations involving their players. Well, Pitino sounded like someone who took it as a shot at him.

"Whether it's Duke last month or us this month, these type of comments - we're here to build up the image of college basketball, not tear people down," Pitino said on Meiners' show.

Pitino said the ACC coaches have an agreement not to make comments on another program in the league "unless it's praise," noting that coaches should focus on their own programs.

"If you're not trying to build up somebody then mind your own business," Pitino said.

Later in the interview, Pitino added that "I don't live in a glass house, and I don't throw stones."

Pitino said he didn't "have time to figure out what (Calipari) did or didn't mean. If our paths cross this summer, I'll ask him."

Here's the full interview: LINK


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