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?
And their side deals.
3. Paying players
Excuse me: *encouraging Adidas* to pay players.
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.
1. Not guarding the inbounds pass
His most unforgivable offense.