Rick Pitino and John Calipari’s handshake was as icy as you’d expect

Chris Chase

To say there's no love lost between Rick Pitino and John Calipari suggests there was any love to being with. The two coaches have a notoriously icy relationship and their pregame handshake before Saturday's Final Four matchup between Louisville and Kentucky did little to dispel that.

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Pitino appeared to crack a joke as the coaches approached midcourt and even gave a perfunctory chuckle. Calipari barely responded, looking down and feigning a Mona Lisa smile.

The takeaway: Pitino is better at being fake than his cross-state counterpart.

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