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RAW VIDEO: Rick Pitino talks team goals on day 1 in Puerto Rico

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville basketball arrived in Puerto Rico Monday ready to gear up for the upcoming season against the Puerto Rican national team and the junior team.

Rick Pitino will be coaching Louisville and the Puerto Rican national teams against each other. 

"Puerto Rico I want to get in better shape; and Louisville I'd like to get a couple of victories," he said outside the hotel. "We're practicing very well. The team has surprised me."

When asked how much the team benefits from trips like this, he said it's huge. 

“Immensely. Bonding-wise, basketball-wise, chemistry, everything; these trips, any time you play against great competition and you’re together at meals and practicing,” he replied when asked how these trips help his teams. “It’ll be a little unique coaching the other team.”

You can check our more of his thoughts in the video above. 

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