Friday, May 08, 2009
Where's my pimp, errr, agent?
And therein lies the reason institutions get what they deserve when they hire the likes of Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Larry Brown or Rich Rodriguez. The case in point this week is Rick Pitino. Pitino, who despite a run of success at Louisville University that includes a 200-72 record and lots of success in the NCAA tournament, is floating trial balloons about returning to the NBA (where he failed with the Knicks and the Celtics.)
Yahoo Sports has reported that there is interest on behalf of the Sacramento Kings who recently dismissed coach Reggie Theus. They are owned by the deep-pocketed, Vegas connected, Maloof brothers. Pitino is reportedly a big fan of Vegas and is dying to get away from the fishbowl of Louisville where his extra-marital affairs have become the centerpiece of local gossip.