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Rick Pitino addresses Louisville fans on his website

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The latest entry in the journal of Bloggin' Rick Pitino came Thursday morning when he penned a 2015-16 preview of his team on RickPitino.net.

As you might have expected, before Pitino got into talking about his individual players, he had a message for the U of L fan base.

To our loyal fans,

First, above all, I'm sorry we all have to endure the pain of these allegations. I so appreciate your support and friendships.

I will not resign and let you down. Someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. I do not fight these accusations by others but rather turn the other cheek. Couldn't do it at 33, but at 63 it's the wise thing to do. Let's let the investigators do their job and we will play basketball.

I am really excited with our ball team. Their attitude and willingness to learn is the best I've witnessed as a coach. We have the potential to be a very explosive offensive team. We must defend like past years. That will come when they come together as a unit.

Pitino then got into talking a little bit about his individual players, reserving a pair of exclamation points for Deng Adel, who Pitino says "probably will start at the wing."

You can read the entire post from Pitino right here.