Well Rick Pitino is officially done at Louisville and almost certainly won’t find another college job, so he’s most likely out of the business as a coach anyway.
The vote was unanimous too.
Pitino says he’s going to fight to defend his reputation but frankly it’s a bit late. His first hit was in Hawaii as an assistant coach, a significant bit of his reputation rolled down his leg in Porcini’s in 2003, and a lot of what was left departed after the hooker-and-recruits scandal erupted in 2015.
No one doubts his coaching chops; it’s his judgment and control of his program that people are dubious about.
Meanwhile text records show a bit more personal involvement in Brian Bowen’s recruitment than we had expected and Bowen’s family has been living in a fancy Louisville hotel which raises the question of how they could afford it.
Well maybe they can afford a bit of high-end rent. None of us know much if anything about their resources and assets. Assumptions are a nasty thing.
And even if they can’t, cousin Jason can.
Cousin Jason is Jason Richardson, who made over $100 million over a 14-year NBA career.
A few months rent wouldn't be a stretch for him at all.
Meanwhile, Iowa’s Fran McCaffery, long ago Wake Forest’s White Magic, just guaranteed his unpopularity with his colleagues.
Here’s a reaction from the Duke Chronicle which is pretty solid.
Oh wait, that’s about the UNC scandal. It’s getting hard to keep it all straight.
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