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Rick Pitino shares picture of Chris Stapleton at a Kentucky Basketball camp

Pitino jokes that he told him to go into music after watching his defense.

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Rick Pitino and his St. John’s Red Storm team picked up a big win on the road against Villanova on Saturday.

Afterward, Pitino took to Twitter for a funny post showing a picture of Chris Stapleton attending a Kentucky Wildcats basketball camp.

In the post, Pitino said that he didn’t like the way he played defense and told him to go into music instead, which turned out pretty well for him.

Pitino hilariously added at the end, “Don’t thank me, Chris, it’s ok.”

Stapleton was born in Lexington and grew up in Staffordsville. He’s since become one of the most famous musicians in the world.

As for Pitino, the former Kentucky head coach has the Red Storm off to an 11-4 start after Saturday’s win. They have a very tough schedule coming up with games against the likes of Providence, Creighton, Seton Hall, and Marquette.