Rick Pitino Says He Is Likely Done Coaching

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  1. KhalidShockedTheWorld

    KhalidShockedTheWorld Well-Known Member
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    It's kind of sad to me, because although some very improper things happened on his watch, there is no solid evidence, that we know of, that directly implicates Pitino in any of it. I don't think there is any denying that Pitino was one of the great college basketball coaches of the last 30 years:

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...new-book-my-coaching-career-possibly-finished

    He probably had another 5-8 years left or so for coaching.
     
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    Some lessons learned from the Pitino tenure at Louisville:

    1. Be careful in whom you hire as assistants. Make sure they understand and implement certifications of their own compliance with NCAA rules. I would recommend having them sign certifications of compliance so it’s not on the coach for their miscues.

    2. Prohibit use of escorts and strippers being used in the recruitment process.

    3. Confine consensual extramarital sexual conduct to private bedrooms of houses/condos/hotel rooms and not public restaurants (Re: Karen Cunagin Cypher episode).

    4. Control and regulate any sporting apparel company reps who interact with your players. Make them sign certifications of compliance with NCAA rules and regulations before interacting with any players.
     

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