Rick Pitino... Remember him?

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Rick Pitino... Remember him?

#1 Post by shrek2 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:11 am

I remember Rick Pitino from days before Larry Little. I didn't think much of Larry Little, as much as he supposedly loved coaching, could never develop Melton Werts but you knew that Rick Pitino had potential to be a head coach. Now after all his breaking of NCAA rules, its finally (maybe) caught up to him. It started in Hawaii and it ends in Louisville.

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Pitino's time at Hawaii was marred by a 1977 NCAA report on sanctions against the program. According to the report, Pitino was implicated in 8 of the 64 infractions that led the university to be placed on probation. The violations involving Pitino included providing round-trip air fare for a player between New York and Honolulu, arranging for student-athletes to receive used cars for season tickets, and handing out coupons to players for free food at McDonald's. He was also cited, along with the head coach, Bruce O'Neil, for providing misinformation to the NCAA and University of Hawaii officials. Also in 1977, the NCAA infractions committee recommended that Pitino and O'Neil be disassociated from Hawaii athletics. In 1989, Pitino would dismiss the report, saying "I didn't make any mistakes, I don't care what anybody says."
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Re: Rick Pitino... Remember him?

#2 Post by My3Cats » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:23 am

When I see a coach that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that coach a crook.

. . . Or something like that.
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#4 Post by wyokie » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:56 am

shrek2 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:11 am
In 1989, Pitino would dismiss the report, saying "I didn't make any mistakes, I don't care what anybody says."
:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

I call bull****!!!! He woulda made a great coach at Oklahoma. :roll:

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#5 Post by My3Cats » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:58 am

Cash and women. What else can you offer a young up and coming basketball god?
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#6 Post by shrek2 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:45 am

wyokie wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:56 am
shrek2 wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:11 am
In 1989, Pitino would dismiss the report, saying "I didn't make any mistakes, I don't care what anybody says."
:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

I call bull****!!!! He woulda made a great coach at Oklahoma. :roll:
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"These allegations come as a complete shock to me," Pitino said in a statement. "I agree with the U.S. Attorney's Office that these third-party schemes, initiated by a few bad actors, operated to commit a fraud on the impacted universities and their basketball programs, including the University of Louisville. Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable."

Loosely translated, it sounds like Pitino could be charged with the Federal crime of money laundering especially with the transfer of $100K to a recruit's parents. Everyone knows that basketball players have been paid in some fashion since Lew Alcindor at least. It never stopped but the money transactions were never handled by a coach except in Pitino's case. Money transfers have usually been handled by alumni or boosters.

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#8 Post by wyokie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:37 am

If you're going to screw up, might as well do it in the biggest way possible!

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#9 Post by Mr.EDGE808 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:11 am

wyokie wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:37 am
If you're going to screw up, might as well do it in the biggest way possible!
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Re: Rick Pitino... Remember him?

#10 Post by shrek2 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:04 pm

Got his hands caught in the cookie jar.
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