U of L coach Rick Pitino‘s teams have always been better when they’re out running the floor like thoroughbreds. Now he’s got a couple of horses he hopes will cover ground as fast as his players.
Pitino has a pair of “talented 2-year-olds” that loosely fit the characteristics of a couple of his players. One he described as a “big Bellamy Road” and he named ‘Gorgui’ after 6-foot-10 Senegalese center Gorgui Dieng. The other is a “fast Flatter colt” he named ‘Siva’ after point guard Peyton Siva.Apparently one has been named "Russ" but he always ran backwards, bucked numerous jockeys and was too high-strung. But Russ managed to escape the stable moments before he was to be put down; last known whereabouts, he was seen running wild on the plains of Montana.