Rick Pitino and Assistant Coach Mike Balado

04/30/2013 11:17 AM

Head Coach Rick Pitino sat down alongside UofL’s newest assistant coach, Mike Balado and talked with the media yesterday. Balado is the former assistant at Florida International under Rick Pitino’s son, Richard Pitino. Pitino hired him because Balado was more familiar with UofL’s recruiting system having worked with Richard. Mike Balado is Cuban-American and is fluent in Spanish. Pitino hopes to use that as a recruiting tool to possibly reach more players down in the Dominican Republic.

Pitino also talked about captains for UofL’s next basketball season and the expectations for UofL basketball


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