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Pitino interrupted Padgett’s press conference with another statement

Rick Pitino just won’t go away.

He released yet another statement Friday evening and it came during the press conference to introduce David Padgett as Louisville’s new head basketball coach. Intentional or not, and it was probably intentional because Rick’s a jerk, it was a dirty move to take away from Padgett’s big moment.

Here’s what the statement said (please hold your eye-rolls until the end):

There’s been a lot of turmoil the last few days and I’ve intentionally avoided making any public statements — primarily because so few facts are known. But I wish to make a few now.

First, I want to thank all my players from Providence, UK and Louisville. Your support means more to me than I can possibly express.

Second, to the many friends and fans who reached out to me in the last few days: I owe a thousand thanks and an apology for the disappointment you must have.

Third, as I’ve previously stated, I had no knowledge of any payments to any recruit or their family. But I was the head coach and I will take ownership of my decisions. The University took the action they thought was necessary and I will do the same.

Finally, Tom Jurich is the best athletic director in the country, and thanks to him I coached Louisville basketball for over sixteen years where we witnessed many great things. From Conference USA, AAC, Big East and now the ACC. I am proud of our many accomplishments and appreciate the continued support of the Louisville community. Again, a thousand thanks.

Fifth, you’re lying.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

8 Comments for Pitino interrupted Padgett’s press conference with another statement



  1. Trevor
    5:36 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    I’m sorry Ricky P but THAT was a dick move!!!!



  2. bluegrassstu
    5:46 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    Pitino has mental issues.



  3. Ridge Runner
    6:45 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    Yes, he’s officially retarded.

    No, not a slang, or other metaphor some say shouldn’t be said. It’s required in his latest timing of this release.



  4. UKLugo
    6:47 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    One word: Childish.



    • Cletis75
      7:51 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

      The one word should be sociopath, Or maybe unstable.



  5. University-6 aka Scandal U
    9:43 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    Again, one hundred thousand thanks for destroying University-6.



  6. Bluebloodtoo
    12:29 am September 30, 2017 Permalink

    Sounds like bargaining to me. Ok, ok, I’ll be respectful (and a little spiteful to UL) if you keep believing my lies and pretending to respect me.



  7. Ruppstartedit
    11:27 am September 30, 2017 Permalink

    RP and his lawyer were very clever at the beginning of this to say he was innocent of the things brought forward. In other words they don’t know but maybe more stuff will come to light and….