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Pitino takes a shot at moving forward

After a nightmare offseason, Louisville's legendary coach attempts to pick up the pieces

Originally Published: October 16, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A longtime horse racing fan, Rick Pitino once pulled legendary trainer Nick Zito aside and asked him why horses wear blinkers.

Zito explained how horses aren't human, how some are easily distracted and need help to focus on the path directly in front of them.

For a long time, Pitino didn't get it.

He does now.

"That's me, like the horse,'' the Louisville coach said. "I can't get distracted or worry about everything outside. I owe ...

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