Blast the Past: Pitino defends '97 draft picks

Blast the Past: Pitino defends '97 draft picks
June 23, 2014, 11:30 pm
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On Blast the Past, Gary Tanguay, Michael Holley and Cedric Maxwell analyze Rick Pitino's defense of the C's Draft picks in 1997. 

"I don't think you start out with a rookie backcourt [of Billups and Mercer] right away," said Pitino. "I think you build into that, and certainly I don't believe in throwing rookies into that situation, they've got to earn it."

"We could not get, outside of Duncan, the center that we wanted."