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Ranking Rick Pitino’s 10 Worst Decisions


Rick Pitino’s legacy could’ve been one of college basketball dominance, including national championships at two different schools in one state; instead he will leave behind a legacy of bad decisions. Here is a definitive rankings of those bad decisions…

 

10. Leaving Kentucky

He never should’ve left “Camelot” for Boston; however, he still would’ve been fine, if not for the many more bad decisions to come.

9. Trading Chauncey Billups

Once he got to Boston, he never should’ve traded Chauncey Billups. He had a young backcourt of Billups and Paul Pierce, and gave it up. Celtics fans still hate him for it.

8. That stupid tattoo

7. Flipping off the Rupp Arena crowd

What little support he still had from Big Blue Nation, ended at that moment.

6. Suing Adidas

Adidas will try to prove he was involved in the pay-for-play scheme.

5. Suing the University of Louisville

Why open the door for Louisville to dig up all of the skeletons from his time there?

4. Strippers

And their side deals.

3. Paying players

Excuse me: *encouraging Adidas* to pay players.

2. Porcini’s

If he had gone to any other restaurant on that July 2003 night, he probably doesn’t end up with his pants down in a booth after hours.

(Probably.)

1. Not guarding the inbounds pass

His most unforgivable offense.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

20 responses to “Ranking Rick Pitino’s 10 Worst Decisions”

  1. Bull Filmer

    Outstanding compilation, Drew! Way to continue the continue and persistently hammer the fool.

  2. Bigsmooth88

    Taking the Louisville job to begin with!

  3. SuperTroy18

    One could argue if he hadn’t done nos. 1 or 10, the rest of those bad decisions wouldn’t have even happened.

    1. Go_Wildcats_Go

      Great point!

  4. bluemoonofkentucky

    looking forward to the sequel….#11 through #20 worst decisions.

    1. ukjaybrat

      squeal? this clown can provide us a never ending saga of mistakes.. it;s the gift that keeps on giving.

  5. BigBlueBass

    Obsessed with Little Ricky… let a dead dog lie…

    1. Rixter

      Yeah, right. That would be funny, too. But not as funny as riding his ass every single day.

    2. UK Big Board Update

      BigBlueBass September 26, 2017 at 6:23 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      Giving little brother way too much attention….. Jones don’t mind making $$$ off of UL… he’s obsessed with them

      BigBlueBass September 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink
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      might as well be LSR

      BigBlueBass May 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm | Permalink
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      How ironic the founder of KSR has a reporting on a story about Goodman who he can’t stand & says he does stories for the “clicks” & stir the pot but yet is promoting the “clickmaster” himself…. hey pot met kettle yet?

      BigBlueBass August 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm | Permalink
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      Lex crime should be top 10 with a doubt.. it’s become little Louisville…

      BigBlueBass May 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
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      KSR Dance Off= gay

      BigBlueBass August 13, 2017 at 12:05 am | Permalink
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      Once again… big brother should never give little brother this much attention…

      WHO FRIGGIN CARES!!!!

      Let them self destruct on their own…. but Jones is so obsessed with UL.

      BigBlueBass June 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink
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      That’s because KSR & Jones hate Louisville more than they love UK athletics… they & him are obsessed with UL…. a big brother should never give little brother this much publicity.

      BigBlueBass June 25, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
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      It’s obvious KSR wants to be the first search engine hit when you search that tramps name.

      BigBlueBass May 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm | Permalink
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      Welp
      There goes the 3 point shot streak…….

      BigBlueBass June 3, 2017 at 7:08 am | Permalink
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      Louisville recruiting news on a UK site…. absolutely ignorant…. who cares.?!??????!!!

      BigBlueBass September 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Permalink | Reply
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      What a sad little article… bad part is that you’re probably proud of it.

  6. 502CodeRed

    I would say leaving UK was Rick Pitino’s best decision ever. Everyone knows he’s a control freak and here we are 20yrs after he left and most UK fans act like he left yesterday. If that isn’t control I don’t know what is. Rick owns you. Am I right? I’ll see myself out. Take care.

    1. 4everUKblue

      I believe you got that wrong…..Cal owns Pitino and all you UofLittleBrothel fans! Couldn’t have burned a more deserving program to the ground. Take care and thanks Tom!

    2. Rixter

      Agreed. If Pitino doesn’t leave UK, Louisville might have a banner that doesnt have to come down, they might not be the laughing stock of sports, and Matt Jones/Matt Bevin might never have joined forces!

    3. UK Big Board Update

      No, you are wrong.

      For a guy who claims to not care, you sure do visit here a lot to remind us how much you don’t care… LOL

    4. ukjaybrat

      rick owns us? I’ll be sure to contact Webster and inform him 1-8 is the new definition of “owning” someone. or should that maybe go to the urban dictionary as something someone says when they’re trying REALLY hard to troll big brother and failing miserably
      I’m not sure. what do you think?.

    5. sprtphan

      You’re never right.

  7. 4everUKblue

    I believe you got that wrong…..Cal owns Pitino and all you UofLittleBrothel fans! Couldn’t have burned a more deserving program to the ground. Take care and thanks Tom!

  8. trevuk2k

    Stupid Christian Laetner. Stupid Grant Hill’s perfect pass. Stupid Coach Pitino. Just Stupid. That’s all I got to say about that.

  9. Double 00 Tony Delk

    #1 a. Taking the UofL job.

  10. chris43

    I’ve gotta say…..I’M SO THANKFUL TO HAVE CAL!!!!! 😎💯👍🏻

    1. 4everUKblue

      That’s the good news, if Rick doesn’t leave we don’t get Cal. Great time to be a Wildcat.