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.