If Georgia wants to put itself on the college basketball map, reaching for former Louisville coach Rick Pitino would be one way to do it. His name is being mentioned for the Bulldogs job that became vacant on Saturday with the dismissal of Mark Fox, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams.
Rick Pitino has won 74% of his games. He's taken 3 different teams to the final. Won 2 national championships. He is a winner.
And yet he's been guilty of corruption, lying, cheating, lying about cheating. Prostitution, bribery, racketeering. He is a scum bag.
Here's my question. Not only would Tulane ever hire a guy like Pitino, would they even be able to?
We've seen the way Kelvin Sampson has put Houston back on the map, Larry Brown at SMU, Pitino at Louisville, hell even Calhoun at UCONN, or Williams at UNC, it seems in college basketball you gotta be able to stomach some dishonesty to have a successful program. And even in football with Lane Kiffin at FAU, you can see the way an outspoken and controversial winning HC can immediately garner massive media interest and credibility.
Does Tulane have the balls or the wallet to bring someone in to revive the program in such a manner? I'd imagine a big booster would have to champion the cause, does anyone with the pockets to do so give a damn?
I'm just so sick of Tulane being used as a scapegoat any time the AAC is mentioned, frustrating being the punchline.