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At this point, all signs point to Louisville landing 6-foot-9 center Chinanu Onuaku on Friday afternoon when he’s set to make his college decision. Miami and Georgetown are also in the mix, but it certainly looks like Louisville is in the driver seat.
Unfortunately, you can never be too sure when it comes to recruiting, which is why Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is still actively exploring all options in the front-court.
Earlier this week, Pitino and one of his assistant coaches traveled to Texas to watch Tobe Okafor, a 6-foot-10, 228-pound, center from West Texas College. Okafor is originally from the North Carolina area, but played his last year of prep ball at Maine Central Institute.
He was initially a member of the 2012 class and signed to play with Loyola Marymount, but asked to be released from his letter of intent and wound up taking the JUCO route.
Okafor didn’t pick up an offer from Louisville just yet, but it sounds like Pitino and his staff are intrigue...
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Louisville coach Rick Pitino called into the Toucher in Rich show on Thursday and was promptly trolled by the radio hosts.
After having worked in the sports radio game, I’m not really surprised these days about things that happen in the realm of sports radio.
Earlier today, former NBA head coach Rick Pitino was supposed to do an interview on Boston-area sports radio show, “The Toucher and Rich Show” about his brand new book.
However, instead of doing an interview, he hung up on Rick:
Boston’s top sports talk morning radio show, Toucher & Rich, brought on former Celtics and current Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino for a phone-in interview this morning, but it didn’t last very long. Here’s the audio & full transcript:
[Start of Interview]
As everybody knows, the folks up in Boston take their sports seriously — very, very seriously. And even worse, or better, depending on if you live in Boston or not, they hold grudges.
Today, one of those grudges was made brutally apparent. Local radio hosts Toucher & Rich asked current Louisville and former Celtics head coach Rick Pitino to appear on their show for an interview...
Any interview you heard from Rick Pitino within the past 48-hours has mostly been about his new book. There has been some brief conversation about the 2013-14 college basketball season, but not much. Fortunately for Andy Katz of ESPN, he caught up with Coach Pitino on Saturday afternoon for a solid interview about this year’s Louisville team. Click here to view from your mobile device.
The Seattle pipeline has been good to Rick Pitino over the years. Terrence Williams is still the most talented player to play under Pitino at Louisville, in my opinion. Peyton Siva is arguably one of the best point guards in school history and lead Louisville to their first national title in 27 years.
Emerald City native Shaqquan Aaron could be the next Louisville star...
It’s hard to get Rick Pitino to do an interview. It may be even more difficult in Boston, where Pitino struggled as head coach of the Celtics for several years.
Well, Pitino granted Boston radio hosts Toucher and Rich an interview and it ended up lasting only a few seconds as it went down like this.
Fred: We are joined by Rick Pitino, former coach of the Celtics, current coach...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino updates the fans on a few key roster points, including a nugget that Stephan Van Treese could start for the defending national champions. Here are a few points from the Pitino interview.
Pitino is a dirty word in Boston. Regardless of what he did before or after his stint with the Celtics, any C’s fan who lived through that debacle still looks at him with disdain. Not only did he throw the team into a decade long funk, he arrogantly supplanted Red Auerbach as President of the team. Rather than acknowledge C’s history and weave himself into its fabric, he...
Wow, this is amazing.
The Evil Emperor has had much success at the college level, winning a national championship just last year. When he was with the Celtics? Not so much.
Many in Boston still hate Pitino to this day for the terrible job he did as coach, GM, CEO and president. A once great franchise continued its dip into irrelevance.
Fred Toucher of Boston's #1 morning sports...
Any Celtics fan who has been around for any length of time can't help but have some animosity toward Rick Pitino for his ill fated reign as Celtics coach and GM. Pitino is the main reason Larry Bird left the organization. He disrespected Red Auerbach and almost single handedly set the franchise back years. Banner 17 might have come much sooner if it hadn't been for the...
Louisville Cardinals head coach (and former Boston Celtics head coach) Rick Pitino appeared on Thursday's edition of Toucher and Rich in Boston. His appearance, however, was quite brief, as Deadspin has captured.
That's right: Pitino says good morning to the hosts, is told he ruined the Celtics and stinks, and is hung up on. Total time from introduction to conclusion...
Joanne Pitino applauds the University of Louisville’s NCAA championship during a community celebration at the KFC Yum! Center in April.
Before we get too far removed from that splendid moment in April when the University of Louisville basketball team cut down the NCAA championship nets in Atlanta, a little credit to someone who has played a major role in UofL’s success.
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was on the road recruiting on Monday night in Texas. Pitino is still looking for a big man and was in the Dallas-area checking out a junior college post player. Cardinal Authority has the latest:
Kentuckians love their basketball and bourbon, making this new Maker’s Mark Louisville National Championship commemorative bottle a hot item in the Bluegrass State. Check out this photo via Jonathan Blue:
Another @MakersMark bottle honoring Louisville’s nat’l championship #bourbon @bourbonpr @bourbondaily pic.twitter.com/hv8zJHzExz
— Jonathan Blue (@1CardsFan) October...