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According to Chris Diggs at the Courier-Journal this morning, Rick Pitino is said to be in the process of hiring Walter McCarty (yes, that Walter McCarty) as an assistant coach at Louisville.  Go Big Blue Cats also has the story.

I admit, this one left me shaking my head, but I suppose I should be proud.  McCarty was a big part of our 1996 national championship team, but every time I hear his name, I think of the Mardi Gras Miracle (You know it was one hell of a game when it has it's own book).

Diggs wonders if Bill Keightley might be next.  I'm just guessing, but I think we're safe there.  I believe Keightley would rather attempt a reverse double-somersault with 2 1/2 twists into a UK-logo coffee cup from the 3-meter board than set foot in Freedom Hall for anything other than a basketball game.

Well, good luck to you, Walter, if you wind up working for Traitor Rick.  But get used to a few boos when you come into Rupp from now on -- sleeping with the enemy is frowned on by a good number of Wildcat fans.  Now, if I can only get my tongue out of my cheek ...

Mike has more on the McCarty hire over at the Card Chronicle, plus some links to some of Walter's music d'amour.