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RAW VIDEO: Pitino sees renewed hope this won't be a rebuilding year

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Rick Pitino spoke to the media in Puerto Rico after Louisville's double header. Rick Pitino spoke to the media in Puerto Rico after Louisville's double header.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville may have dropped their first two games in Puerto Rico, but coach Rick Pitino came out on top.

Not just because he was coaching the opponents, but also because his team seems to be impressing him.

“I thought it would be a rebuilding year. This trip has given me renewed hope, because of practice, that it’s not going to be.”

Pitino lavished praise on his young team after Tuesday night’s double header, talking about individual performances and what surprised him most on the first day of games.

“I thought the Puerto Rico team would run out of gas, but just the opposite – Louisville ran out of gas,” he said. “I thought Louisville did an excellent job, then they just took some ill-advised shots.”

He also spoke highly of transfer Damion Lee.

“I think you all see what I mean about Damion Lee, I think this young man has a chance of greatness.”

You can watch the full interview in the player above.

Check out full coverage from Puerto Rico here.

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