Almost two months after telling every media outlet that would listen that he never wants to coach again, Rick Pitino now says he wants to coach again. Pitino has hired high-profile NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus in hopes of marketing himself as an NBA coaching candidate.
“I just want to be a part of an organization,” Pitino told ESPN. “I want to develop young players. I want to be part of a team. I miss it terribly. I’m using this time to really study the NBA. If something opens up with a young basketball team, I’d have deep interest in it.
“I think the league is going to get younger and player development will become even more important to every organization. That’s my forte. I believe I can help an organization find a pathway to success.”
The fact that Pitino is finally admitting he wants to coach again is the least surprising thing ever; however, I’d be shocked if an NBA team took a chance on him.