LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U of L head basketball coach looked ahead to the upcoming season during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. 

During his remarks, Pitino said "this year’s (attitude) is even better. I don’t think I’ve had more fun coaching at any time in my life than the past two years."

He went on to predict a very tough season for the Cardinals. 

“This is the toughest schedule I’ve gone against since I’ve been in the business," Pitino said. 

As for last year's allegations against the team, Pitino had this to say: “It bothered me last year, what went on. Where it went bothered me even more. But I’ve put it behind me."

Click on the video player above to view the news conference in its entirety. 

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