Our dreams of former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino sporting Maroon and Gold behind the Minnesota bench will unfortunately not come true.
According to Ernie Johnson on the CBS broadcast, Pitino was unable to make the trip from Greece to Des Moines because he is coaching today.
Ernie confirms Rick Pitino is coaching in Greece, therefore not in Des Moines today
— Tate (@tatefrazier) March 21, 2019
Pitino said last week that he wouldn’t be in attendance, though many held out hope that he would make a last-minute appearance.
Though he wasn’t able to attend the NCAA Tournament in person, he did give his Final Four picks yesterday afternoon.
The predictions? Duke, Virginia, Michigan, and… Kentucky.
— Rick Pitino (@RealPitino) March 20, 2019
Maybe he’ll be in attendance next year as the head coach of UNLV. It’s a match made in heaven.