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Bill Simmons thinks Pitino needs to go

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After he and ESPN parted ways this summer, former Grantland contributor Bill Simmons has moved on to bigger and better things. He’s got a new podcast that has been killing it on iTunes, and will soon have his own show on HBO.

In his most recent episode, Simmons joined the group of journalists calling for Pitino to step down. His reason: common sense.

“Here’s my quick take on Pitino: If he didn’t know, he should get fired. If he did know, he should resign. Either way he should be out. How are you presiding over a program that has a hooker scandal? Either way he should go.”

While Bill still probably harbors bad feelings over Pitino’s tenure with the Celtics, his simple logic speaks for itself.

A staff member bought prostitutes for players and recruits. Prostitutes. Do you really need to say anything else? Step down, Rick.

Discussion begins at the 27:46 mark:

 

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

34 Comments for Bill Simmons thinks Pitino needs to go



  1. Fred
    4:15 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Didn’t the panel on The Sports Reporters discuss this topic on ESPN this morning? Why is Simmons opinion noteworthy?



    • Ha!
      5:03 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      #L1CWHORE, troll. Deal with it. Quit camping on this site. Its pathetic.



    • lol
      12:40 pm October 26, 2015 Permalink

      Umm maybe because he is the most popular basketball columnist



  2. Well....
    4:23 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Noteworthy or not, he joins the vast majority of media talking heads that share the same opinion.



  3. Who
    4:28 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Never heard of this Bill with a bad mustache.



  4. leon singleton
    4:32 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    I can understand why gay men would oppose women on campus.



    • leon singleton
      5:10 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      Louisville athletics are a disgrace to college sports.



  5. Elmer Skaggs
    4:35 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Hey Caleb, it sure looks like your Commodores is playing a lot better. What looked like a sure Cat win now looks like a toss up.



    • CardFan502
      5:27 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      cards have been sucking this year but plenty of moral victories to feel good about tho.



  6. Dude
    4:35 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    So basically everyone in the media thinks he should go.



  7. JC
    4:50 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    If the “vast” majority think he should go do we need another post on Pitino? What did the group on The Sports Reporters have to say?



    • Ha!
      5:09 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      This guy “JC” is also Fred at the top of the page, a Tard troll…… #L1C7 🙂

      #LittleBrothel
      #HaveFunFindingANewCoach
      #EveryoneIsLaughingAtYou
      #UofSleaze



  8. RexRox
    4:55 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    If you haven’t heard of Bill Simmons, you don’t follow the NBA. This is about the best ‘bottom line’ statement I’ve seen:

    “If he didn’t know, he should get fired. If he did know, he should resign. Either way he should be out.”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.



  9. BenHur
    5:06 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Of course he should go. No one with a shred of decency thinks he should continue coaching.



    • Tommycatsfan
      6:11 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      Well…. Pitino thinks he should stay. So does Jurich… Uh… Wait a minute. You said anyone with a shred of decency. Never mind….. You’re right



  10. C
    5:06 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Looks like a Pole……….smoker.



  11. Teed Turner
    5:08 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Looks like a Pole……….smoker.

    Get her the Fffffff Offf the MF errrrrrrrrrrrAirrrrrrrrrrrrrr



  12. Dude
    5:11 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    If they think the PR hit is bad now, just imagine how bad it will be if they keep Pitino….

    I’m loving every bit of this. Hahaha!



  13. CardFan502
    5:15 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Oh look.another post about lousville on KSR. You should focus on youre own program, Yewkay is the sleaziest program in sports.



    • Dude
      6:01 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      Oh look.another reply from a louisville fan on KSR. You should focus on
      YOUR own program, UL is the sleasziest program in sports.



  14. Elmer Skaggs
    5:33 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Here’s a joke for everyone:

    Katina, Rod-Ni and Lindsay walk into a UofL dorm…… and then the NCAA hammers the Cardinal basketball program!!!

    Hahahahahaha!



  15. Jeff
    5:37 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Dear CardFan502,

    With the inevitable sanctions associated with your latest scandal, UofL will become the 4th most penalized basketball program in NCAA history. Only Kansas, Cincinnati and Minnesota have been penalized more often. Hell in 1998 the Chair of the Infractions Committee said the death penalty was on the table for UofL, “Under the repeat violator penalties we could prohibit all competion for two years in a sport. We chose not to do that.”

    So keep Kentucky out yo mouth.



    • Please keep him
      7:04 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      This is their third NCAA investigation since we cleaned house when we last got in trouble almost 30 years ago. And somehow these morons want to accuse us of cheating due to things they make up.



  16. Jeff not yet sober but Sounds like Alan Lou worst
    5:58 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Argue…..ment…..ad…..in…..fi…..nitum. it is u a vel. sorry.



  17. Ima w/Jeff not yet sober but Sounds like Alan Lou worst
    6:00 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    If Muter gets beat up, I fully expect you to show up.

    And:……..commute.



  18. Andy
    6:21 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    His Stache needs to go after Pitino goes.



  19. Jeff
    6:57 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Google “Louisville basketball probation 1998” or “Louisville basketball probation 1956”
    The “University” of Louisville is one of the sleaziest basketball programs in NCAA history.



  20. Please keep him
    7:01 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    It will be so much better if he stays. He will never beat us again either way but so much more fun to make fun of them with him there and his two banners taken away. And it really further cements their position of sleaze. Can’t understand why any UK fan wants him gone.



  21. Kyle
    7:04 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Imma a die hard UK fan but I woul care if Sleazy Ricky stays because it’s fun beating them every year and plus I wanna see what happens when they go on the road this season. Opposing fans (especially student sections) are gonna be brutal.



  22. Phil
    7:41 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    Wasn’t Pitino the coach that Hagan brought in to cleanup the mess in 1989?



    • Ha!
      8:44 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      This guy “Phil” is also Fred and JC at the top of the page, a Tard troll…… #L1C7 🙂

      #LittleBrothel
      #HaveFunFindingANewCoach
      #EveryoneIsLaughingAtYou
      #UofSleaze



  23. matt
    8:28 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

    UK football in the 70s got in trouble for getting prostitutes for players; UK is ahead on there time.



    • English Teacher
      8:42 pm October 25, 2015 Permalink

      One more time, in English please.