John Calipari and Rick Pitino are two great college basketball coaches in the Bluegrass State, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they like being mistaken for each other. Last night, at the end of Coach Cal’s post-game press conference following Kentucky’s impressive victory over Louisville, the NCAA moderator actually got the two mixed up and called the UK coach “Rick”.
Calipari plays it off well, but you can tell that he wasn’t thrilled.
In the end, however, it’s Calipari who got the last laugh last night. Most people picked against his freshmen-heavy Wildcats, who are now just one win from returning to the Final Four.