Fresh off Louisville’s 66-73 loss to rival Kentucky, Cardinals head basketball coach Rick Pitino compared his frontcourt to singer Christina Aguilera.
“We were very disappointed with the loss to UK,” Pitino posted on RickPitino.com. “Give them credit, they were poised and made the big shots.”
Pitino said that his 11-2 Cardinals’ biggest weakness is their frontcourt:
“Let me give you an analogy of our frontcourt knowing who they are,” Pitino wrote. “It’s like having Christina Aguilera to sing at a concert. She comes out, ignores her great voice and dances for two hours. That’s our frontcourt. I remember as if were yesterday asking Rodrick Rhodes, who played for me at UK, this question: You are a great defender, slasher and passer — why are you trying to show everyone the 3-point shot is your thing? People come to watch Christina sing, People would come to watch Rodrick pass, slash, and defend. That makes them both good.”
In other words, focus on what you do best — words of wisdom from a guy who has won two NCAA national championships at two different schools, Kentucky and Louisville.