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Gorgui Dieng living his dream

Originally Published: March 27, 2012
By Eamonn Brennan | ESPN.com

PHOENIX -- Gorgui Dieng had to use a towel to hide his face. He doesn't mean to do it. He knows, when his coach is serious, that his laughing could be seen as a sign of disrespect. But when Rick Pitino boils over, irate at a lack of execution or a silly play or something guard Russ Smith just did -- OK, usually at something Smith just did -- Dieng can't help it.

He laughs.

"It tickles me," Dieng said. "I told him, 'Coach, I don't want you to get mad at me or think ...

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