Mike Sullivan, assistant coaches Mark Recchi and Jacques Martin, and goaltending coach Mike Buckley were in attendance for Day 1 of Steelers minicamp Tuesday at the Rooney Complex.
The four coaches were on the sideline for practice, chatting with Kevin Colbert.
[caption id="attachment_840693" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Mike Sullivan chats with Kevin Colbert. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]
DejanKovacevic asked Mike Tomlin about having the Penguins coaches in attendance.
"You know, we've got very fluid relationships with our local partners," said Tomlin. "Man, those guys, we've got a lot of respect for them. We glean and learn from them, they learn from us. There's a lot of mutual respect. And, man, why wouldn't you listen and learn from those guys? They've had a lot of success in their space, particularly of late."
Tomlin has frequently shown support for Sullivan and the Penguins on social media over the past several years: