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Rick Pitino has a job offer… in New Zealand


If Rick Pitino wants to get back to coaching basketball, he has his opportunity.

According to long-time NBA reporter Marc Stein, Rick Pitino has an offer on the table from the New Zealand Breakers of Australia’s National Basketball League. The Breakers recently took on new U.S.-based ownership, and there is serious interest in Pitino as the organization’s head coach.

The Breakers’ new American ownership includes our dear friends Big Cat and PFT Commenter of the “Pardon My Take” podcast (seriously), as well as former NBA players Shawn Marion and Matt Walsh. Yes, that is the same Big Cat and PFT Commenter who make fun of Pitino almost as much as we do.

I wish I were clever enough to make this up, but it’s legit.

It may help that New Zealand is led in scoring by Edgar Sosa, one of Pitino’s favorite point guards at Louisville.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

10 responses to “Rick Pitino has a job offer… in New Zealand”

  1. VinDatuk

    Perfect spot for Rick – according to Katen Cypher he does his best work from down under.

    1. VinDatuk

      That would be Karen…

    2. runningunnin.454

      Hah, basketball is only the 2nd most popular sport there…behind wood choppin’.

    3. 4everUKblue

      But only for 15 seconds Vin.

    4. 4everUKblue

      So Pitino could get the axe…..literally.

    5. secrick

      Now that is funny.

    6. satcheluk

      Except that New Zealand is not down under. That’s Australia, but close enough I guess if 3500 away is close.

  2. Mathlete

    I wonder if PFT and Big Cat would support a 15 second shot clock in the NZ league?

    1. runningunnin.454

      Ouch.

  3. catsarerunnin

    Oh how the mighty have fallen.