Just when the dust was settling on Rick Pitino’s meltdown from last week (because it was a meltdown!), here comes someone else to bring it back to the surface. No, not me, Chicago Tribune columnist Teddy Greenstein, who wrote yesterday that Rick Pitino’s press conference on New Year’s Day proves he’s “living in an alternate reality”:
So this is what it looks like when a coach loses his mind.
He transitions from drunk on power – blowing off postgame interviews after a loss to his team’s biggest rival – to life in an alternate reality. And he does it before our very eyes.
Greenstein breaks down Rick’s handling of the sex scandal — including his refusal to resign — and his hypocritical and bizarre comments about what he should and should not be held responsible for as a head coach, including his odd reference to Joe Paterno.
If you’d like some Pitino takedown with your toast this morning, click on over to the Chicago Tribune for more.