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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Louisville Has Reached Out To Former SMU Commit LaGerald Vick

Photo: Kelly KlineWith one scholarship left for next season, Rick Pitino and his staff are certainly keeping their options open. Maverick Rowan, a 6-foot-7 swing man from the 2016 class has been the main target since the commitment from Damion Lee. Pitino and staff are hoping Rowan will reclassify and join the program in 2015, but it’s still unclear if he’ll be able to do that...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Star Swing-man Will Visit Louisville Next Month

Photo: PlayMaker MixtapesRick Pitino’s staff was hard at work this weekend on the recruiting trail. The Louisville staff was represented at multiple different AAU events in Indiana and Kentucky. There are dozens of prospects from the 2016 class that Louisville is expressing interest in. One prospect that is receiving heavy intrest from UofL is V.J. King, a 6-foot-6, small forward...
Via The Cardinal Connect
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino lands a bonafide 3-point shooter

Post from: High praise from Rick Pitino for Trey Lewis, the newest member of the University of Louisville basketball program. Trey Lewis will bring 3-point shooting with him to Louisville. “He is a talented young man with an incredible attitude and his leadership qualities fit perfectly for what we need,” said Pitino. “He’s a point guard who scores, does a good job of...
Via Louisville Card Game
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Daily News Writer Believes St. John’s Can Make A Run At Rick Pitino

Twitter/@MattCaputo Will Louisville head coach Rick Pitino be the next head coach of St. John’s basketball? The thought that the Hall of Famer would leave powerhouse Louisville for the middling Red Storm seems ludicrous, but New York Daily News writer Roger Rubin believes that it is a real possibility: It’s the same reaction most have to the idea of getting Pitino, who has...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Blasts “Ignorant” Sports Radio Callers Who Say Louisville Is Better Without Chris Jones

Few teams would be able to make a run to the Sweet 16 after losing a player like Chris Jones, which is a credit to Rick Pitino’s Louisville program. Some fans believe that the team is better without Jones, who was dismissed from the program in late February after being charged with counts of rape and sodomy. Pitino has some very harsh words for those fans, whom he refers to as...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino on Louisville: We’re not a great team this year

Rick Pitino was proud of his team for beating UC Irvine on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament despite a scare, but he’s not delusional about his squad’s abilities. After the Cardinals squeezed out a 57-55 win that came down to the final seconds, Pitino was interviewed by TBS and acknowledged that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Rick Pitino In Hot Water For Using The Word “Midget” In Post-Game Interview

Today’s Louisville-UC Irvine game was quite a sight, as Louisville’s sizable frontcourt looked small when posting up against 7-foot-6 Anteaters center Mamadou N’Diaye.  Pitino commented on that after the game, but used the word “midget” when describing the appearance of his players by comparison, which is generally considered a pejorative term for little people. Pitino...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino jokes he drinks vodka out of his NCAA cup

If you’ve ever been to an NCAA Tournament game, you’re familiar with the NCAA’s extremely strict policies about basically everything in the arena. Advertisements that aren’t for the NCAA get covered up, the blue circle logo is everywhere and, perhaps most importantly, whatever you’re drinking better be coming out of a paper NCAA cup.  Rick Pitino is a follower of the...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino raves about Kentucky with great quote

Kentucky is an awesome, historically-good college basketball team, and nobody may be higher on them than Rick Pitino. Though Pitino coaches the rival Louisville Cardinals, he had plenty of praise for the Wildcats when speaking about them on Tuesday. He even cracked a great line saying that their toughest opponent is probably their reserve players....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitino embarrasses student reporter for no reason

Rick Pitino was very disappointed after Louisville was bounced from the ACC Tournament on Thursday at the hands of a 70-60 loss to North Carolina, so he decided to take it out on a student reporter. Before opening things up for questions, Pitino said in his opening remarks that the Cardinals “went cold” when North...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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