Rick Pitino

JRT812JRT812 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Seen an article on the homepage about most fans wanting him. Nope and nope. Nothing needs to be brought in that brings poking around athletics. Not accusing anyone within the organization of anything, but the NCAA will always find a skeleton in a closet big or small. That man has a negative past from all his stops and in my opinion its not worth it.

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  • dawgdude65dawgdude65 Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior
    edited March 11

    Agree. Never invite a snake into the hen house.

  • TheSmartWayTheSmartWay Posts: 491 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    please please no

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I want him nowhere near Athens. After his actions at the last stop he should just go away

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Glad to know I am not the only one. The article read as if the majority wanted him

  • BullyDawgBullyDawg Posts: 389 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Just ... NO.

  • SoFL_DawgSoFL_Dawg Posts: 1,596 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Kasey said:
    I want him nowhere near Athens. After his actions at the last stop he should just go away

    As in RETIRE! Agree.

  • donmdonm Posts: 4,682 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @SoFL_Dawg said:

    @Kasey said:
    I want him nowhere near Athens. After his actions at the last stop he should just go away

    As in RETIRE! Agree.

    I would think he is likely well set for life financially. However, we have all seen a lot of coaches who have desire for competition so I am guessing he will, if the NCAA allows it, show up somewhere, either next year or the next. I believe he is 70 or thereabouts, although seemingly a young 70 or thereabouts. I think he has proven he is/was a very good coach and hope he rides off into the sunset and enjoys the pile of money he's made over the years.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @donm said:

    @SoFL_Dawg said:

    @Kasey said:
    I want him nowhere near Athens. After his actions at the last stop he should just go away

    As in RETIRE! Agree.

    I would think he is likely well set for life financially. However, we have all seen a lot of coaches who have desire for competition so I am guessing he will, if the NCAA allows it, show up somewhere, either next year or the next. I believe he is 70 or thereabouts, although seemingly a young 70 or thereabouts. I think he has proven he is/was a very good coach and hope he rides off into the sunset and enjoys the pile of money he's made over the years.

    Great coach, but I say save face as much as he can and walk away. Honestly, he used to be one of my favorite coaches, but he needs to step away.

  • insertusernamehereinsertusernamehere Posts: 411 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @JRT812 said:
    Glad to know I am not the only one. The article read as if the majority wanted him

    An article designed to shape opinion rather than reflect it...shocking!! B)
    Add me to the list of those who don’t want Pitino within 100 miles of Athens!

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @insertusernamehere said:

    @JRT812 said:
    Glad to know I am not the only one. The article read as if the majority wanted him

    An article designed to shape opinion rather than reflect it...shocking!! B)
    Add me to the list of those who don’t want Pitino within 100 miles of Athens!

    No need to even plant the seed

  • amacdad101amacdad101 Posts: 11 ✭ Freshman

    Rick Pitino--are you kidding me!!!!! No! No! No!....and again NO! Mark Fox was a sound coach, but just couldn't over the hump so to speak....Take your time and find the one leader that will help you take your next level step. We need someone that has a keen eye on how to move forward and how to recruit the team for that.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 4,854 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I very much doubt ''most fans'' want Pigtino at UGA.

  • Silver_BritchesSilver_Britches Posts: 83 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Heck no to Pitino!

    And I am not too confident in any of the coaches I have been hearing about as a possible replacement. At this point, I would even consider going after one of the top women's BB coaches, one of the male or female coaches. Women can coach too! Take a chance, it's not like we have very much to lose anyway. right? Odds are, no matter who we get, we'll still be looking for another coach in a few years anyway.

    GO DAWGS!

  • DawgsofWarDawgsofWar Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thad Matta for HC.

  • Dawg19Dawg19 Posts: 202 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I'd take Pitino

  • thetoastedheadthetoastedhead Posts: 17 ✭ Freshman

    No, no, no !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AndersonDawgAndersonDawg Posts: 259 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I hope McGarrity has more intelligence than to hire Pitino. Guilty or innocent (and I think guilty), he would have the NCAA camping out in Athens. I could be wrong though, the crook at Auburn hasn’t been caught cheating there, YET!

  • BojanglesInsiderBojanglesInsider Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The media has posited a fake consensus, but it's clear our BB fanbase actually hates the idea.

    Hence, I could see McGarity hiring Pitino because MCGARITY IS EVIL

  • PerfectdawgPerfectdawg Posts: 8 ✭ Freshman

    Thad Matta is the best coach out there right now, for hire. Having said that UGA has invited the evil in before. Remember Jim Harrick folks....lol. I do not think Pitino is an option even though the media has put that out there. I would just hope Matta would keep Jonas if he comes on board.

  • CoachRob16CoachRob16 Posts: 371 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Run as far away from Pitino as you can!

  • levanderlevander Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If Pitino came, did notably better with the basketball team than the last guy, and kept things largely on the up and up as far as ethics go, I’d be fine with it.

    The problem is there’s no guarantee that’ll happen. And it’s too important of an organization to risk even if it were just for financial reasons.

    Pitino needs to go to a position where there’s not as much risk and put in a minimum of 7 years of good behavior. Then after he’s gone public with the mistakes he’s made and how he’s determined to correct them, we can talk about him being UGA BB HC.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 4,854 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I very much doubt ''most fans'' want Pigtino at UGA.> @Perfectdawg said:

    Thad Matta is the best coach out there right now, for hire. Having said that UGA has invited the evil in before. Remember Jim Harrick folks....lol. I do not think Pitino is an option even though the media has put that out there. I would just hope Matta would keep Jonas if he comes on board.

    The only negatives I see on Motta is his last 6 years with OSU saw the record get worse each season, not by much, but consistently. The other possible issue is his health, which might be the reason he saw diminishing returns in Columbus.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 4,854 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 13

    @levander said:
    If Pitino came, did notably better with the basketball team than the last guy, and kept things largely on the up and up as far as ethics go, I’d be fine with it.

    The problem is there’s no guarantee that’ll happen. And it’s too important of an organization to risk even if it were just for financial reasons.

    Pitino needs to go to a position where there’s not as much risk and put in a minimum of 7 years of good behavior. Then after he’s gone public with the mistakes he’s made and how he’s determined to correct them, we can talk about him being UGA BB HC.

    Pigtino has been a slimy, fake POS his entire career. Add in the fact he's already old and your plan is fatally flawed.

  • levanderlevander Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:

    @levander said:
    If Pitino came, did notably better with the basketball team than the last guy, and kept things largely on the up and up as far as ethics go, I’d be fine with it.

    The problem is there’s no guarantee that’ll happen. And it’s too important of an organization to risk even if it were just for financial reasons.

    Pitino needs to go to a position where there’s not as much risk and put in a minimum of 7 years of good behavior. Then after he’s gone public with the mistakes he’s made and how he’s determined to correct them, we can talk about him being UGA BB HC.

    Pigtino has been a slimy, fake POS his entire career. Add in the fact he's already old and your plan is fatally flawed.

    Well, I guess I didn’t openly say it. But nobody expects Pitino to be able to pull off 7 years of good behavior, I guess you could read what I said the way you seemed to have read it.

    But that’s just how I handle people I don’t want to work with. I tell them a bunch of things I want them to do that are entirely reasonable. But we all know they won’t do them.

    Maybe if you had said 3 years, he could hold his breath long enough to pull it off.

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