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Rick Pitino is writing a book

Rick Pitino called in to NewsRadio 840 WHAS in Louisville to chat with his good pal Terry Meiners about the recent passing of C.M. Newton. Newton of course hired Pitino to resurrect the Kentucky basketball program in the early 1990s, so Meiners asked Pitino to come on his show because he knew Newton as well as anyone.

Pitino said of his former boss, “He was one of the most honest men I’ve ever met in my life; one of the most selfless people, who loved his alma mater. But his honesty was something that just stuck out.”

“The term ‘southern gentlemen,’ if you looked it up in Wikipedia or in an encyclopedia, C.M. Newton’s picture could pop up,” he added.

After spending a couple of minutes reminiscing on old C.M. Newton stories, Pitino told the show he is in the process of writing a new book.

“It’s going to cover my whole career, basically,” he explained. “But it will go into great depth about some of the situations that we just experienced and it’s not all pleasant, obviously. Life has its up and downs, but I don’t like a lot of things that have happened, that were really unfair. But life can be unfair sometimes and you just have to get through it.”

He plans to release the book this fall.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

22 Comments for Rick Pitino is writing a book



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    4:40 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Always best to get your side of the story our first…and keep your name in the news.



  2. runningunnin.454
    4:41 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Advance orders being accepted now…better get your names on the list before they’re gone.



    • Luether
      8:06 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

      My sources say that UK Big Bored Update already has his order in…



  3. CoachCat
    4:41 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Of course he is



  4. Realme
    4:53 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    What if he writes a bunch of stuff that’s provably false, and the book industry goes all James Frey on him?



  5. rickwhitetx
    4:56 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Good thing he’s not doing any more interviews



  6. sincitycat
    4:59 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    A book of fiction I presume.



  7. mrwayne
    5:01 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Thanks for recapping the interview, I changed the station as soon as the lyingest liar that ever lied came on.



  8. BluemanGreen
    5:02 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    “My Unfair Life”- The story of a college basketball coach who had it all, then sold out the school that made him rich and famous for more money in the NBA, failed miserably, then went to his former school’s arch rival, cheated on his wife, got caught, cheated with his basketball team, got caught, got fired, & then lied about it a bunch.

    Eat shit Pitino.



  9. true2blue
    5:02 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    He’ll get his 15 seconds of fame for this….. lol



  10. ClutchCargo
    5:03 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    It will definitely be a fictional biography.



  11. Duff86
    5:24 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    I would have to agree that a lot of things that happened were really unfair. If the NCAA is going to rule consistently, then UNC shouldn’t even have an athletic program right now. I’m not saying Pitino is innocent by any means, all I’m saying is when your thinking about how these kids are punished for following the guidance of adults, it’s just absurd. It’s an effed up world they play in where everyone around them gets rich off their skills and they get nothing.



  12. Bluebloodtoo
    5:43 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Book title: The unluckiest guy who ever lived
    ” all this horrible stuff happened to me and none of it is my fault. Why do i keep getting blamed?”



  13. BBNBRIAN
    6:28 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    This book can be found in the fiction section under comedy



  14. Headhurts
    7:08 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    I just hope the Book uses toilet paper for pages so I can wipe my keister with that rag.



  15. UKPROF
    7:53 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Why would a publisher print a book that won’t sell a dozen copies?



  16. Cincy Cayt
    9:10 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Wait until he realizes “Breaking Cardinal Rules” is already taken



  17. Alleykat16
    10:55 pm June 5, 2018 Permalink

    Church7ess Downs



  18. CombatMedic_98
    9:52 am June 6, 2018 Permalink

    Prepping for Calipari’s retirement…LOL