Monday, December 28, 2015

Rick Pitino Explains Why He Didn't Do Postgame Press Conference at Kentucky

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino explained in a blog post why he skipped his postgame press conference at Kentucky after Saturday's game.

Here's Pitino's explanation:

Well, it certainly was another disappointing loss, but give our opponent credit. They made some three-pointers from nearly the midcourt logo.

Before I release the MVP order, let me set the record straight about not doing a postgame press conference. I told Kenny Klein and Paul Rogers 24 hours before the game that it didn’t matter, win or lose, I would speak to our fans through our postgame radio interview and Ralph would speak with the media. I’ve done the same after a victory at home. It is an ACC rule for me to do the postgame interviews for league games, but not for non-conference games.

But let’s get to the truth of why. Once every two years, it’s an extremely emotional and difficult experience for me to coach in Rupp Arena. I knew that when I accepted the job at Louisville, but it’s never easy. We give them credit for the victory and we hope to grow after the loss.

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