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Rick Pitino Continues To Launch An ACC Attack


Earlier this week, Rick Pitino made some waves with his comments to Adam Zagoria calling a potential move of UConn to the ACC “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard”.  It wasn’t Pitino’s first swipe at the possible dissolution of the Big East and it might not even have been the most pointed of this week.  The following excerpt from a blog post on Rick’s official site is making the internet rounds and it’s probably not because his humor is killer.

Let’s get to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. If my information is correct, the ACC, namely certain basketball coaches, did not like the amount of exposure BIG EAST basketball was getting nationally and the amount of tournament teams selected the past couple of seasons. Their feelings were made known at conference meetings. Now true or untrue, you can’t tell me that Pitt and Syracuse are making ACC football significantly better. In the last few years, they have laid off more football staff coaches than Bank of America did with its employees last week.

Tip your waitresses and bartenders, folks.  Rick is on fire.  There have been some whispers around town that Pitino isn’t exactly enamored with the idea of coaching in Manhattan, Kansas instead of Manhattan, New York and his retirement might come more suddenly should the Cards move to the Big 12.  The more he takes public shots, the more you have to wonder if that’s true.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

22 Comments for Rick Pitino Continues To Launch An ACC Attack

  1. The Rock
    4:17 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Talk about two coaches who are going in opposite directions. Calipari, it seems, the sky is his limit. Pitino hasn’t had a bit of good news or good fortune is years. #SucksToSuck , Rick. Now quit your crying.

  2. nintendo
    4:25 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Honestly, who would have ever thought Rick Pitino would be such a mess as he is today 15 years ago?

  3. capnmonkey
    4:30 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Bank of America has football staff coaches?

  4. Dagnabbit
    4:36 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    He’s getting desperate. I’m actually starting to feel sorry for him a little.

  5. Actually
    4:46 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Rick, the truth is not in you. So don’t start off with a sentence “Let’s get to the truth….” Rick you are a nobody and your star is on life support. See you December 31 and make sure your priest is sitting at the end of the bench. TRUTH.

  6. TheMule1983
    4:49 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Jurich will cater to Pitino no matter what. If Pitino doesn’t want the Big 12, Jurich won’t make a move there, despite it being better for the university as a whole.

  7. Actually
    4:49 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Rick you incapable of handling the truth so don’t start a sentence with “Let’s get to the truth…….” No one really cares what you have to say about anything other than your posse and I doubt they will for much longer. Rick your star is fading fast and your career is on life support. See you December 31. Be sure to bring Billy Reed and Pat Forde with you.

  8. The Office
    4:55 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    And boom goes the dynamite.

  9. Warden
    4:56 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t help but think that Rick’s current condition is at least partially due to the tragic death of his brother-in-law and best friend Billy Minardi on 9/11. Most of his crazy behavior has followed Billy’s death. He just isn’t the same guy that he was before 9/11. Like many of you, I hate UL and was irritated at how Rick tried to get the UK administration to keep Tubby Smith, hire Travis Ford and talked Billy Donovan out of taking the job (basically he wanted them to do anything but hire Donovan or Calipari). That being said, I think we should cut the Rick some slack. It is really tough to lose a loved one, especially due to a terrorist act like that. Some people never recover psychologically and emotionally. Just saying…

  10. Gucci
    4:56 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    I dont give two shits about Louisville. I thought this blog was about Kentucky

  11. kycatfl1
    5:00 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Old Slick Rick is right on this one.

  12. blitzedanddazed
    5:40 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    To have Ricky Three Stacks start a sentence with “Let’s get to the truth” is a disgrace.
    I would behoove Rick to shut the hell up & go back to polishing table tops. What a freaking joke this idiot is to
    the entire Commonwealth.

  13. Kroger man
    6:03 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Tough time for Pitino.

  14. BlueFins
    6:05 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    At this point he’s just trying to piss off his AD so he will be fired, and not have to coach in the Big 12. Ricky had his fill of small college towns while at Camelot. He doesn’t want to get cow shit on his Italian loafers out in the Plains.

    #9 What? He *ucked around on his dead brother in law, in life and in death.

  15. Dane Brammage
    6:13 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    I hate it for him, but Karma is a bitch.
    He has made quite a few poor decisions.
    Decisions have consequences.

  16. Red
    7:09 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Is he wrong tho? I mean about the reasons the ACC wanted to expand. Clearly the Big 12 is the best option for UofL so he’s wrong on that point but I wouldn’t put it past ACC coaches to do this for more bids.

  17. Charlie Sheen
    8:15 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino is starting to make me look sane. If he uses my “Winning!”, I’m suing his @ss off.

  18. BigBlueSkyDog
    8:29 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t think that Manhattan (KS), Waco, Stillwater, and Norman are all too excited about hosting Fiftino and his Porcini’s After Hour Show either. The last thing they want is for the next Karen Sypher to drag their towns’ name through the mud. Besides if Fiftino hooks himself up with a gal from one of those towns, he might end up staring at the wrong end of an angry father’s shotgun.

  19. Jimmy Buffett
    9:06 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink


  20. Jimmy Buffett
    9:11 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    18; Right you are but, I bet he won’t ride bareback at the Porcini’s Rodeo again.

  21. JeffCat
    10:14 pm September 29, 2011 Permalink

    6) I think Jurich’s leash with Pitino is shorter than you might think. Jurich is not going to let Lousyville go down like the Titanic just to sooth poor Ricky’s ego. Remember he dumped Denny Crum like a bad habit and Pitino’s resume at UL isn’t nearly as good. Jurich will sit down with Pitino and remind him how UL stuck out it’s neck while he was tomcatting. Pitino will either retire or go to another Big East school that’s willing to turn an eye to his lying, philandering and insane rants.

  22. HackRichards
    7:26 am September 30, 2011 Permalink

    Could someone please explain why teams are lwaving the Big East??? I thought according to all the guru’s that it was the best conference ever.,..