Believe it or not, Rick Pitino did another interview. This time he admitted his coaching career is probably over.
“I’m not looking to coach again,” Pitino told Terry Meiners on 840 WHAS. “I think that the university and the Southern District in New York put me in such a light that I don’t think coaching is in my future. It’s a shame.”
Pitino returned to the airwaves on the same day UofL officials released text messages that proved Pitino knew Brian Bowen was seeking $200,000 to play college basketball. Naturally, he categorized the message he sent to Kenny Johnson as “gossip and rumors you see on the internet every single day.” Pitino condemned the university for dragging out the settlement process, because in his mind it’s only going to hurt the basketball program.
Pitino is going down swinging. He’s willing to go all the way to court to settle with UofL. Before he drags in his former players to testify, he’s prepared to go after three people — he alluded to Papa John, David Grissom and Governor Matt Bevin — in his upcoming book. “Everything in that book is 100% the truth.”
Pitino’s entire 13-minute conversation with Terry Meiners is another wild ride. Click here to listen to all of the madness.