Pitino spared embarrassment in face of rejection

Rick Pitino

said he doesn’t want the Nets.  So Thursday morning’s big story was dead by Thursday afternoon, and this is how these things tend to work. You can report that somebody has “interest” in a job if you want — and I don’t doubt Pitino would be interested in the Nets job, if only because it would be silly for him to not be interested — but the key term is “plausible deniability,” and every coach worth his designer suit always leaves room for that.  Would Pitino ever make the call?

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