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Rhode Island president refuses to hire Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino was set to become the head coach at the University of Rhode Island…until the school’s president stepped in and killed the deal.

According to, Pitino and URI Athletic Director Thorr Bjorn (what a name) had a rough agreement for Pitino to succeed Dan Hurley as head coach for $2 million per season, but when university president David Dooley heard about it, he shot it down due to concerns over Pitino’s ties to the FBI investigation into college hoops. Smart man.

Between rumors about the New Zealand Breakers and his constant rambling about not knowing what to do with his life anymore, it’s no secret Pitino is desperate to get back into coaching. Who will be the one to roll the dice on him?


UPDATE: URI just released a statement claiming the story is #FakeNews:

Can you blame them for trying to get as far away from Pitino’s name as possible?


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for Rhode Island president refuses to hire Rick Pitino

  1. Rixter
    11:24 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Didn’t he explain that he knew nothing about anything bad that happened under his watch? That he was only in on the good stuff?

    Damn. Board of Traitors strikes again.

  2. UKinIN
    11:25 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

    C’mon Thorr! You know you need Odin’s approval before offering a job to a coach!

  3. ClutchCargo
    11:29 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

    I guess Dooley swings a bigger hammer than Thorr. Who knew?

  4. secrick
    11:30 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

    My how the mighty has fallen.

  5. unbridled
    1:33 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    I’m sorry but I find this to be hysterical

  6. CatsandPats
    4:58 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Run Forrest!