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Pitino shows he’s not going down without a fight (or a LOT of money) in new statement

It shouldn’t surprise you, but Rick Pitino’s not giving up.

After being effectively fired by Louisville this morning, Pitino released a statement via his lawyer, Steve Pence, that shows he’s ready to fight…for a very big severance package, at least. In the statement, Pence insists that UofL didn’t have just cause for letting his client go.

“The information disclosed thus far in the investigation is clearly insufficient to implicate Coach Pitino in any type of misconduct or other activity that would violate the terms of his contract,” the statement reads. “In sum, Coach Pitino has done nothing wrong and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. The rush to judgment is regrettable.”

It gets better.

“The facts will inevitably exonerate him.”

Basically, Pitino right now:

The entire statement, via Joe Sonka:

 

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24 Comments for Pitino shows he’s not going down without a fight (or a LOT of money) in new statement



  1. CatstopWontstop
    5:33 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Seriously? Wow! I’m so glad Kentucky got the good parts of Pitino without all of this. Could you imagine if he had never left for Boston and this was us right now?



    • az1006
      5:39 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      This wouldn’t be us…If Pitino had never left, what we are seeing right now with Duke and Kentucky as 1A and 1B year-in and year-out would have likely played out over the last 2 decades. Kentucky was already at the pinnacle of the sport when he left, and had he stayed, it’s safe to assume that would have continued.

      I honestly believe part of the reason UofL is in all this mess is because, when Cal arrived, Pitino became desperate. Despite all the success he had at UofL up to that point, and all the success he had while at Kentucky, Calipari overshadowed all of it. Pitino had to keep up somehow…He sold his soul to the devil, so to speak.



  2. Luether
    5:41 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Hope none of the investigation blows back on Cal or Ky assistants…



  3. BluKudzu
    5:41 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    I think if he stayed here he would have been the King of college basketball.
    Leaving UK, will prove to be his greatest regret.
    He had it all, when he was here, in “Camelot.”



  4. Duff86
    5:41 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    He needs a new attorney.



  5. ukjaybrat
    5:43 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Failure. To. Monitor.

    Just cause.



    • Luether
      5:48 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Innocent until proven guilty…



    • timbo
      6:02 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      He’s not on trial by his employer pal. That trial may well come, but you’re way out in front. You’re also effectively defending a person who’s done irreparable damage to a school/city/program…it will NEVER be the same. Get your head out of the clouds and speak with some intellectual honesty or integrity, or just get lost.



    • KYcats11
      6:02 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Hey Luether, it’s okay to end a sentence with 1 period every once in a while, buddy…



    • Peas and Carrots
      6:23 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      I’m loother and i use ellipses incorrectly…



    • Humdittydiddycatsbyfiddy
      5:56 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      He doesn’t have that luxury of innocent until proven guilty with the NCAA as they are not a court of law.



    • EdC
      6:09 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Considering how even the press has finally turned on Pitino, he has had 2 players de-commit for next season. Another player currently not being allowed to play this season, possibly a second, was his watch during hookergate and is likely to lose the banner on his watch he isn’t likely to find any jury that will say the University didn’t have just cause.

      One more thing it is a law suit … liability, not guilt. Innocent until proven guilty applies to crimes which will come to play if the FBI indicts him. If he is proven innocent it still doesn’t mean the University didn’t have just cause. Loss of revenue and loss of a title would easily be just cause.



    • UK Big Board Update
      6:38 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Luether can’t; hes a Repubtard…



    • Jester
      6:45 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      UKBigBoardUpdate we get it–you’re a Hilary supporter, your vagina hurts because your hag got beat. How about you focus more on sports and the wonderful disaster that Loserville is experiencing and less on continually looking like an idiot.

      If you’re too stupid to leave politics out of it, perhaps you should go find a blog that’s more age appropriate for the child you are.



    • Bobbum Man
      7:51 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      While he’s gone for sure, the issue is with his contract. If I remember right it had to be the highest level NCAA infraction in order for him to be fired. Whether or not the tapes will reveal he 100% knew I dunno. But there’s a change he still gets his money somehow in all of this. However there’s no chance he’s keeping his job lol



    • catdaddyd
      8:26 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Conan O’Brian got $39 million after he got fired and still whined about it for years. I suspect Pitino will do the same.



    • UK Big Board Update
      8:38 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Ah, 2017…. where you are constantly being called an idiot, by idiots. What a time to be alive.



  6. EdC
    5:48 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    He really doesn’t get that whole lack of institutional control thing.



    • Bobbum Man
      7:53 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      His attorney knows he’s responsible, he’s simply trying to save that big chunk of money UL could still owe him



  7. satcheluk
    7:22 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Lack of institutional control.



  8. loservilletard
    10:46 am September 28, 2017 Permalink

    The Wall Street Journal is also reporting that Pitino is indeed Coach-2.They have him on tape. that is all the proof needed.



  9. NcCatFan75
    3:16 pm September 28, 2017 Permalink

    Does he REALLY want to sue in court, we he would have to give statements under oath? This isn’t the NCAA.. If he lies, he’s going to prison for sure