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Thursday Quickies: Rick Pitino vs. Louisville Edition

Louisville is suing Rick Pitino, who apparently helped halt the Hornets’ move to Louisville

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Good morning, Louisville is continuing its war with Rick Pitino after firing him. Pitino originally sued the university, and now the university is counter-suing him for lost profits.

And it gets better. According to Bloomberg’s scathing article on Louisville basketball, Pitino and Tom Jurich blocked the Charlotte Hornets from moving to Louisville, as they instead moved to New Orleans.

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Trey Lyles showing no regard for Jayson Tatum’s dignity.

Your quickies

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