Rick Pitino praises NC State’s hiring of UNCW’s Kevin Keatts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WWAY) — During a break from the NCAA Tournament Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was asked to comment about his former assistant coach leaving UNCW to take the NC State head basketball coach position. Pitino only had praise for Kevin Keatts. “He is absolutely awesome,” Pitino said Friday. “He’s a great recruiter, a tremendous coach and he has a very difficult style to play against he’s like a little brother to me and I can’t say enough superlatives, NC State got themselves a great one.”

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