Rick Pitino will not coach past 2017

Rick PitinoIf you told they get five and a half more seasons with Rick Pitino, they’d of course take it. And they’d savor every game of it, because coaches like Pitino are throwbacks, rarities. He’s equal parts competent as a motivator and an X-and-O man. Respected by many, Pitino, it can be argued, is one of the 20 greatest coaches in college basketball history.   At his press conference today, prior to U of L’s opener against Georgetown, Pitino offered where he sees himself in just over five years — retired.

 

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