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By LARRY VAUGHT
WDRB.com’s Eric Crawford noted today that Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Friday during a speech to the Louisville Advertising Federation that he has dynasty on his mind for his team that made the 2011 Final Four and won the 2012 national title.
“It’s been two unbelievable years. Back-to-back Final Fours, which is extremely difficult, and in arguably one of the toughest conferences in all of basketball — the Big East — winning two championships, the last of which was won at Madison Square Garden in the last one of its kind to be played there with all these tremendous teams. One more, and you’ve now created a dynasty. Anytime you have three years at the championship level, you’ve created a dynasty. And that’s going to be our goal,” Pitino said.
Now Pitino did note that Louisville may not have the best team this year.
“We know there are teams like Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke, and Michigan that certainly are every bit as good as our basketball team, if not better. But I like our basketball team,” Pitino said.
So if Calipari can dream about 40-0, guess Pitino has to counter with dynasty to keep the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry lively.