Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals are packing up their 2012 Final Four t-shirts and first aid kits and moving over to the ACC, just 14 months after he gave UConn hell for considering the same move. In case you forgot, because it looks like he did, Rick Pitino called UConn’s interest in the ACC “the dumbest thing he’s ever heard of.”
Rick told sNY.tv, “With that being said, how can you want to leave? Why would you want to leave? My biggest mistake I made in my life is when I left Camelot [Kentucky]” to lead the Boston Celtics in 1997. “They’re leaving Camelot. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of.”
He didn’t stop there, either. Rick took a jab at ACC basketball coaches on his blog a few days later:
“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,” he wrote.
Oh, we’re not done. How ’bout this one?
“Don’t run away with a girl after one date when you’ve been dating someone else for three or four years. You’ve been dating this woman for 30 years, show a little respect,” Rick said when Syracuse left the Big East.
What a difference a year makes.