Pete Carroll pulls April Fools’ joke on Wisconsin basketball team

The Seahawks coach is always down for a prank.

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Pete Carroll has become somewhat of a prankster over the course of his coaching career, so it came as no surprise when he added to the reputation Monday on April Fools’€™ Day.

Carroll’€™s latest prank involved the Wisconsin men’€™s basketball team — in the midst of preparing for its Final Four game against Kentucky –€” and Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson.

The Seahawks head coach tweeted that Wilson was invited to practice with the Badgers, even going as far as to add a picture of Wilson playing high school basketball.

Even Wisconsin’€™s athletic director Barry Alvarez was in on the joke, calling in to 710 AM ESPN Seattle to endorse the ploy. It was, of course, a ruse, and Carroll later called the radio station to yell "April Fools!"

Thankfully for Seahawks fans, they’€™ll only have to worry about their star quarterback being a two-sport athlete.

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