"He said, 'I never got to spank you as a child. Would you like to get a spanking this year?'" Richard Pitino said. "I told him, 'Bring it on. I'd love to play you.' Hopefully we can work something out."
The younger Pitino sounds incredibly similar to his father, and has some of the same features — although he bristled at that particular comparison.
"The only thing that bothers me is that you just said I look like a 59-year-old man," Richard Pitino said, as the room broke into laughter. "I'm extremely, extremely proud to be his son. I've been very, very lucky. There's been a rare occasion where it may be a burden. But 99 percent of the time, I'm extremely lucky, extremely fortunate. I wouldn't trade him for any other dad in the world."
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