RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rick Pitino has the Knicks’ solution at point guard

Louisville coach Rick Pitino doesn’t like to hear draft analysts downplay 6-foot-3 Donovan Mitchell as an undersized shooting guard. That won’t be his position in the NBA. “Point guard is his natural position,’’ Pitino told The Post. “But because of Quentin Snider, who’s been around a while as a veteran, I played [Donovan] at the...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Video: Rick Pitino Provides Late May Program Update

Rick Pitino met with the media on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the news of Deng Adel returning to Louisville for his junior season. Pitino also provided a general update on the program. Video courtesy of TheCrunchZone.com
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago

WATCH: 64-year-old Rick Pitino balls out in basketball pickup game

Rick Pitino was like the elder statesman in the 55-and-older men’s basketball league he competed in recently, and it was the first time he had played in a pickup game in 16 years.You would never have known, as Pitino was out there getting buckets. He drained three triples, leading to nine points in the game. NBC6’s Chris Fischer captured some of the footage from the game, so...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Player Thought CBS’ Tracy Wolfson Was JSU Spy, Rick Pitino Said

If you’ve ever watched an NCAA Tournament game on CBS in recent years, then you probably know sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. If you don’t, though, you could potentially think she’s a spy. Or at least that was the case for one Louisville player. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino was speaking to the media about his team’s “inexperience” Friday after No. 2 Louisville’s 78...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2017  |  Discuss

5 coaches you can bank on during March Madness

There are a lot of factors to look at when filling out your bracket once March Madness rolls around. Who’s coming in on a hot streak? Who has the sort of player that can take over and win a game on their own? How many experienced upperclassmen does each team have to turn to when the pressure is on?Due to the very nature of college basketball, roster turnover is high, and it’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Freaks Out At Fan, Is Held Back During Heated Shouting Match

It’s been a contentious week for high-profile coaches in the Bluegrass State. On Tuesday night, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari heard it from Missouri fans in the form of “Cal, you suck” chants, flustering the coach and putting an end to his halftime interview on ESPN. One night later, University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino kicked it up a notch, as...
Via NESN.com
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino calls heckling UNC fan ‘coward,’ says it was not a student

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan as he was heading into the tunnel at halftime Wednesday night, and the Louisville coach blasted the fan after the game. He also noted that the fan was not a UNC student.While he did not reveal exactly what it was that the fan said to him, Pitino said he has less patience for heckling fans who are not students...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Pitino, UNC fan get into heated shouting match at halftime

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was irate over some heckling from a UNC fan during halftime of Wednesday’s game at the Dean E. Smith Center. It’s unclear what the fan said to him, as Pitino did not reveal the details, but he did say he was upset because it was an adult doing the heckling, rather than a student. So when the male said something he didn’t like, Pitino defended...
Via The Sports Daily
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from attacking “coward” North Carolina fan after taunt

Rick Pitino was leaving the court at halftime of Louisville’s 74-63 loss at North Carolina Wednesday night when a fan said something, well, not very nice. Pitino was not having it, understandably. Here’s video of the incident: Pitino was livid! He kept returning fire all the way up the tunnel! And you probably didn’t think the culprit was going to look like that guy, did you...
Via The Comeback
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino restrained from going after North Carolina fan

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan while heading into the tunnel at halftime of his team’s game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.Pitino’s Cardinals entered halftime trailing the Tar Heels 33-30 in a close ACC game. It’s unclear what the fan said to enrage him, but Pitino was clearly fired up and had to be held back by some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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