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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Louisville basketball dangerous when cornered

Post from: Not the first rodeo for Rick Pitino, losing a player to self-inflicted wounds, his team forced to make adjustments, backed in†o a corner, challenged by adversity, seeking to remain relevant. Never expect a Pitino-coached team to quietly fade away or throw in the towel under the worst of circumstance. “We don’t do that,” he said after the University of Louisville’s...
Via Louisville Card Game
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rick Pitino Saddened By Chris Jones Situation

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Thursday afternoon to discuss the arrest of his former point guard Chris Jones. Pitino didn’t speak about the specifics of the case, but did provide a timeline for Jones’ recent troubles. As expected, he said he is very saddened by the entire situation. Video courtesy of WDRB.com WDRB 41 Louisville News
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Held A Press Conference Regarding Dismissed G Chris Jones, Says He Hasn’t Slept In 48 Hours

Rick Pitino held a press conference this evening, discussing the dismissal of former Louisville senior guard Chris Jones, who is being charged with counts of rape and sodomy.  During his brief session with the media, the 62-year-old coach touched on a number of topics, but mostly just expressed his extreme disappointment with the situation.  Here’s everything Pitino said tonight...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Currently Has A Double-Bye In The ACC Tourney; Keeping It While Be Tough

Photo: Streeter Lecka – GettyThe month of February hasn’t been great for the Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. In the past 25 days, Louisville has lost three games and also one of their best players. Fortunately, with North Carolina’s loss to NC State last night, Louisville is now alone in fourth place. This means as of right now, Louisville would get the last double...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An Uncomfortable Conversation: The Mess At Louisville Involving Rick Pitino and Chris Jones

The reason for the dismissal of Chris Jones from the Louisville basketball program is now public, and it isn’t very pretty. According to multiple reports, Jones — who had some issues in the past — texted threats to a woman because she messed up his room. Because of this incident, Jones was dismissed from the program and his former coach, Rick Pitino, told the press that it...
Via The Student Section
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Recent Turmoil, Rick Pitino Is Still Optimistic About The Season

Photo: Rich Barnes – Getty ImagesGetting out of Atlanta with a win on Monday night was all that really mattered for the Louisville basketball program. Fortunately, they did just that, albeit in ugly fashion. It was great to see the team show some resilience and comeback. After playing terrible for the first 30-minutes, it would have been easy to just roll over and call it a night...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Is Picking Up Some Beers To Celebrate Louisville Getting To 35 Deflections vs. Miami

Rick Pitino’s Louisville teams are famous for their disruptive, attacking defenses, but he hasn’t seen the same effort from this year’s squad all the time. Heading into today’s game vs. Miami, the Cardinals had lost two in a row, and three of four. Pitino values deflections on defense, and contends that teams with 35 or more in a game win 95 percent of the time. Louisville...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says Chris Jones Will Probably Be Back Saturday One Day After Saying He Didn’t Think He’d Return This Season

Prior to last night’s loss at Syracuse, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino told reporters he didn’t think suspended guard Chris Jones would return to the Cards this season. After the game, he told the media he “didn’t care if he [Jones] sits the whole season, to tell you the truth.” Well, less than 24 hours later, Pitino’s tune has changed. He now believes Jones could...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Bashed Two Of His Players Last Night, Said Freshman G Shaqquan Aaron “Isn’t A Louisville Man”

Rick Pitino’s doghouse is apparently not that great of a place to be.  Pitino was a not-so-nice guy Tuesday night. The Louisville men’s basketball coach talked quite critically about two of his players following his team’s loss to Syracuse Wednesday night. Pitino said he isn’t sure if suspended senior guard Chris Jones will return to the squad this season. “I don...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Jones not on plane as Louisville goes to Syracuse

Post from: Chris Jones has been in and out of Rick Pitino’s good graces this season, never quite making up his mind about whether he’s buying in or opting out of the coach’s system, all too often resorting to his own devices. For now, he’s out, having been temporarily suspended for a violation of team rules. Jones will not make the trip to Syracuse for Wednesday’s game...
Via Louisville Card Game
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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