Rick Pitino is making the most of his new life without basketball in Miami, but he will entertain the idea of a return to coaching, should an opportunity present itself.
In a conversation with ESPN, Pitino said he is moving on; however, if a team were to call him in April, he would “give it a shot”:
“If a school, come April, comes to me in Miami and says, ‘We believe you, we believe you were innocent,’ I would give it a shot,” Pitino said. “I don’t care about the money, the salary.
“But the way I’m looking at it now is that I’ve got to get on with a different part of my life — build a different life that doesn’t include coaching. I need to be happy, be content.”
Pitino said the difficult aspect of getting another opportunity in the college coaching ranks is that there isn’t a way for him to clear his name and became “fully exonerated.”
Pitino also told ESPN his two biggest regrets are hiring Andre McGee and Jordan Fair, as if he still wants us to believe those two are solely responsible for his collapse. I think we’re supposed to feel sorry for him or something like that.
Enjoy South Beach, Rick.