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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Coach Rick Pitino

Yesterday, President Obama called Rick Pitino to congratulate him and the University of Louisville men’s basketball team on their 2013 NCAA championship victory.  The President told Coach Pitino that it was an exciting game to watch and that he’s built quite an impressive team over the last few years.  The President congratulated Coach Pitino on his recent induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and said that he and the First Lady were very proud of Kevin Ware and the way he handled his injury with grace.  The President told Coach Pitino that he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House.