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Slick Rick Pitino

Posted on: February 11, 2010 11:01 am
Edited on: February 11, 2010 11:29 am

Is it just me or does Rick Pitino seem like a slick little weasel?

The New York Daily News reported that Pitino reached out to the New Jersey Nets through intermediaries (the cast of "Jersey Shore?"). The Nets deny this and Pitino does as well.

Is the story true? I believe it. It's Pitino. That's what he does. He's the eternal suitor and suitee (is that a word?). Especially now. He's looking for an escape hatch and to Pitino even the lowly Nets are better than the situation he's in now.

Louisville is struggling and despite Pitino's denials it would be humanly impossible for the pending extortion case stemming from his affair with Karen Sypher to not have a dire effect on his career and family. It must be an anchor tethered to everything in his life. You just don't recover from something that ugly in a college environment.

The pros don't care as long as you win.

I'm sure Pitino wants to get the hell out of Louisville and come down here to lovely New Jersey. (Rick: New Jersey is beautiful this time of year. The brown and yellow snow is simply gorgeous. Like a postcard.)

None of this means Pitino will leave but I'm certain he's trying and the Nets might be the only suckers to actually consider hiring him.

Category: NCAAB
Tags: Louisville

Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2010 3:22 am

Slick Rick Pitino

these coaches  give a crap less about your program  or any other! it' s about the money with no loyalites !  you would think you fans would get it,but you don't ! most of those clowns who dress up in suits laugh at all of you who think they are loyal and then they jump at the money can't blame them, but  you should start to get it at some point ! it's called  $$$$$$$$$$$

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2010 11:02 am

Slick Rick Pitino

The only thing that would make him leave Louisville for a bad NBA team is an abnormally large amount of money, say $40 Million over 8 years. If the Nets want to pay and risk that much. They might get him.

Lebron, William Wesley, and Calipari are buddies. It is more likely that Calipari goes to coach Lebron than Pitino

During his 1st or 2nd season at Louisville, Pitino said that leaving UK was a mistake. He said that he lied to himself. The real reason that he went to the Celtics was $50 Million dollars rather than the job itself. Pitino could be in Ann Arbor, Michigan coaching the Wolverines. They wanted him just as much as Louisville.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2010 10:56 am

Slick Rick Pitino

Good point.  How much research did you do before your red neck butt posted that message?  Keep showing America how uneducated you U of K fans are.

Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2010 7:58 am

Slick Rick Pitino

you are a fool if you think pitino wont leave you guys for another job.......just plain stupid really.....this guy is such  a loser

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2010 3:02 am

Slick Rick Pitino

Your right about one thing. He has no better job to go to. There are very few college jobs as good as Louisville and by very few, North Carolina, UCLA, and Kentucky would be the only ones that might be as good or better. Top 5 in attendance every year. No pro sports to compete with for dollars. The highest % of viewers for March Madness of any city. He was the highest paid coach a few seasons ago. He is still in the top 6 right now plus he has lots of endorsements and other income. AND he made a killing when he was at the Celtics. His A.D. supports every decision that he makes.

Pro basketball is a harder job. Millionaire egomaniacs to supervise. A much longer season. Higher taxes in NJ. Harder to draft and upgrade talent than in college where he consistently gets top 100 high school players. A very bad team to fix. Even worse than the horrible Celtics that he inherited (15-67). Lebron is more likely to go to Miami as New Jersey.

The only way that the Nets could get Pitino would be an obscene amount of money. And I mean crazy amounts like $4 or 5 million per year or something of that nature.

He is already rich. It makes no sense for him to go to the Nets for the hell of it.

 Orlando? Dallas? Lakers? One of those jobs would be possible but not NJ.

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2010 11:32 pm

Slick Rick Pitino

Looking for a better job doesn't make you a weasel.  Of course he's probably thought about leaving given the crappy situation he's gotten himself in,  I wish he'd never left Lexington, but everyone makes poor decisions at some point in their careers/lives.  While there is no excuse for cheating on his wife, he is still a great coach at what pains me to say a great school.  And I hope he continues to do well, as long as isn't against the Cats.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2010 9:18 pm

Slick Rick Pitino

And the constant "hoping" by others that he leaves is getting old too.   He has been there for NINE years -- not exactly a job jumper any more.  The pros offer NO ssecurity whatsoever -- he has that at his job at UL.   He makes more than enough money between the job, lecturing, books, commercials, etc.  There is NO valid reason to jump into an "unsure, insecure" future when he has a job till the day HE decides to retire.  You people are nuts for believing internet gossip and rumor mongers.

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2010 9:13 pm

Slick Rick Pitino


Your argument to justify Pitino staying is terrible.  If Pitino is staying, he staying only because he has no other better job to go to.

Are you seriously arguing that Pitino will stay coaching at Louisville because he has a brand new arena, and "possibly" the number 1 recruiting class in 2011?  Wtf are you thinking?

That's like you staying a McDonald's manager over Outback because the franchise is re-furbishing the restaurant and the menu will see some changes.

Take off the red glasses, homer.

Then you provide a link to statistical information about profit margin (wtf?) to really justify your claim?

Realize this, profit margin for a college basketball program, is NEVER a reason coaches maintain loyalty to a university.

Never. Ever.

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2010 1:03 pm

Slick Rick Pitino

The preious line was 2007 data.

Here is Forbes list for 2009:

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 11, 2010 12:53 pm

Slick Rick Pitino

Pitino has total job security at one of the top college basketball jobs in the country, (#1 in profit margin and close to #1 in revenue).

Pitino has a decent but very young team and arguably the best recruiting class lined up for 2011. Go to or for verification. He will get to coach in arguably the nicest arena in the country next year.

The people who did not like Pitino, still don't and the people who do, still do.

Unless the money is extarordinarily great, he will not leave Louisville to go somewhere else.

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