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RAW VIDEO: U of L assistant Mike Balado talks helping out with Puerto Rico, translating Spanish

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- While U of L is in Puerto Rico, assistant coach Mike Balado is the enemy. He's part of the Puerto Rican national team to help Rick Pitino, partly because he can translate Spanish. 

“Yeah that’s the only reason why,” he joked. “If coach wants to yell at them in Spanish, he just directs them to me so I’ll yell at them.”

The coaches have had their hands full with getting two teams ready to face each other this week and it can get confusing apparently. 

“We’ve had practice at different times,” he explained. “So I think I was screaming at Donovan Mitchell in Spanish and he looked at me like I was crazy.”

You can listen to the rest of the interview in the player above. 

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Complete coverage of Louisville basketball from Puerto Rico here.

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