The tale of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino’s career is long and multifaceted, as he’s helmed five different collegiate programs and two NBA franchises. But in recent years at Louisville, the story is all about the defense. Since the 2007-08 season, Pitino’s Cardinals have ranked in the top five in the nation in defensive efficiency five out of six seasons. In each of the last two seasons, they have been No. 1 in the nation.
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