When Rick Pitino isn’t Louisville’s head basketball coach this fall, don’t act surprised because he told us that would be the case.
He told us almost six years ago.
Let’s flash back to December of 2011, two days before the Cards’ Big East opener against Georgetown, when Pitino announced that he wouldn’t coach past the 2016-17 season.
“When you’re 59, you’re realistic that you don’t have a whole lot of years left,” Pitino said. “My contract’s going to run out in 2017. I’m not coaching any more after that.”
We may soon find out he was telling the truth, although I doubt he predicted his current circumstances.