Just as we can't ignore the this-one-writes-itself storyline in Saturday's coaching matchup between Rick Pitino and Billy Donovan in the West Regional, it's hard not to look ahead in the bracket and imagine what could be coming next.
Kentucky vs. one of those coaches in the Final Four.
Yes, the Wildcats still have some work to do _ starting with Indiana tonight _ but this is as good a time as any to throw this question out: Which coach do Kentucky fans hate more? Pitino or Donovan?
It might seem like a slam dunk to pick Pitino, who left Kentucky for the NBA, and then, after flopping with the Celtics, returned to coach their rival, Louisville. Needless to say, that one didn't go over well in some parts of Kentucky.
But let's not rule out Donovan in this equation. More than once, he's been asked to come to Kentucky and has turned down the offer _ the idea being that he's building a modern-day Kentucky down at Florida.
Is he succeeding? Well, Florida does have two national titles since 2006, but that's another debate for another time.
What is safe to say, is that neither coach will be feeling the love should they meet the Wildcats next week in New Orleans.
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