For legendary school basketball coach Rick Pitino, it seems you possibly can go residence once more.
After Pitino’s Iona Gaels have been ousted within the first spherical of the NCAA Match on Friday, experiences instantly started to floor about his future. And barring one thing unexpected, he seems heading again to the place he was born: New York.
John Fanta of FOX Sports activities experiences that St. John’s is finalizing a deal for the Corridor of Fame coach and that an settlement could possibly be reached in a matter of days.
Regardless of that report, Pitino insists he has no thought what the long run holds.
“I actually don’t have a solution to it, to be trustworthy with you,” Pitino instructed reporters when requested if he’ll return to Iona. “I do not know whether it is or isn’t as a result of I’ve targeted every little thing on this sport.”
That, in fact, is coach converse. St. John’s and the 70-year-old Pitino had already had discussions previous to Friday’s sport.
The adorned Pitino is the one coach within the historical past of school basketball to guide three completely different groups—Windfall, Kentucky and Louisville—to the Last 4. He gained titles with each Kentucky (1996) and Louisville (2013), however the latter was vacated. He’s additionally gained a complete of 711 video games over the course of his illustrious profession.
For each Pitino and St. John’s, this seems to be match.