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Rick Pitino: “Doesn’t matter if I am or not (Coach-2)”


Rick Pitino just participated in a phone interview with the Courier-Journal, and he took the “deny till you die” mentality to a whole new level.

When asked if he could confirm he was indeed “Coach-2,” the former Louisville coach said it “doesn’t matter if I am or not.”

Pitino says he is already packing his bags in Louisville and heading to Miami, FL.

“Right now it’s in the lawyers’ hands,” Pitino said in a brief phone interview. “I went to Miami. I’m selling my house (in Louisville). I love David Padgett. I love the boys. I hope they win the national championship. I’m not doing anything but laying low.”

Pitino later told the Courier-Journal that he has “(zero) to do with any of it and I’ll be vindicated.”

Deny. Till. You. Die.

You can read the rest of Jeff Greer’s article here.

In other news, several UofL boosters are making a late push to bring Tom Jurich back on staff, with board meetings expected to begin this week.

Instead of cleaning house completely, Louisville has hired a guy with Andy Miller connections as interim coach and people are honestly wanting Jurich to be retained. It never ends.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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19 responses to “Rick Pitino: “Doesn’t matter if I am or not (Coach-2)””

  1. Catlogic15

    If they feel they must bring Jurich back, then so be it.
    I’m sure the NCAA will be impressed by yet another UL slap in their face. I don’t think it happens but just my opinion.

    1. Ridge Runner

      So in the meantime… Slick Rick heading to Florida along with OJ

  2. Catlogic15

    “It doesn’t matter if I’m Coach 2 or not”.
    The arrogance borders on sociopathic.

  3. jaws2

    Jurich has 30 days to work the board, and big donors. Bill Stone, a big time donor, has already said he’d like to keep Jurich. I believe there are way to many skeletons in the Jurich closet to let him go. No way uOFsmell wants the dirt on everyone else to get public if they can prevent it. My money is on Jurich keeping his job. You can bet the no balls media in loserville WILL NOT press this issue. They’re all afraid he’ll stay and they will suffer later.

  4. BigBlueBass

    And it never ends with KSR’s obsession of little brother

    1. uk27ncaa

      It’s called news and little brother can’t stay out of it.

    2. ukkatzfan

      This from a U-6 fan on a big brother website?

    3. catsarerunnin

      Kiss my bass.

  5. W.C.

    Jurich thought it was important if Pitino was Coach-2. He said he would have fired him if he had known.
    I don’t know much about anything but when I read the document, I was pretty sure who coach-2 was. ,

  6. Catuary

    It’s more likely than not that Jurich will be reinstated. All UofL has is athletics. They certainly aren’t an academic school. The irony is that promoting Padgett and reinstating Jurich would increase the chance they get the death penalty. The way you show you’re serious about cleaning up a program is to completely clean house, evening if doing so causes even more chaos at the beginning of the season. They’re playing the short game, not the long game.

    1. Eazy

      Exactly. They are the worst academic school in the power 5. And their enrollment is shrinking. UK is way ahead of them and breaking attendance records every semester.

  7. ukjaybrat

    He’s right. Doesn’t matter if he’s coach 2 or not. He’s still fired. He’s still moving to Miami. And everyone will still hate him for the scumbag liar he always has been. Move along coach.

    1. 4everUKblue

      He’s not a coach anymore.

  8. ClutchCargo

    Part of me hopes the board is stupid enough to buy what these 2 con artists are selling. Bringing them back would be double dog daring the NCAA to bring the death penalty.

  9. Jonathan40330

    Actually, when it comes to a possible buyout of his contract, or outright refusal to pay by the university, I am assuming it will be a big deal whether or not you are Coach 2. After all, most, if not all, NCAA coaches have clauses in place within their contract regarding enforcement of NCAA rules and regulations.

  10. TBW3011

    NCAA: “Yes it does.”

  11. dballrb

    ‘ big swinging d!ck’..Hookers come cheap on South Beach.

  12. 4everUKblue

    Rick’s net worth as of 2017 is 25 million…but he still wants that 44 million regardless if it destroys Louisville or the program. Says a lot about who he really is.

  13. catdaddyd

    Right before this all went down, TJ went to the president and asked for a raise. Banner about to come down and he is asking for a raise. President said you are already the highest paid AD and the school is in financial ruin and you want a raise.