Pitino hearing Calipari's footsteps

Originally Published: March 31, 2009
By Marty Dobrow | Special to ESPN.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: This ESPN.com article was originally published on March 31, 2009, in the wake of Kentucky's hiring of John Calipari. The story below is in its original form.

Before his 1992 University of Massachusetts team got set to play Kentucky in the Sweet 16, wunderkind coach John Calipari was asked about the comparisons being made between himself and Wildcats mentor Rick Pitino.

"He wears Gucci shoes," the 33-year-old Calipari said. "I wear itchy shoes."

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