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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Report: Rick Pitino contacted by Detroit Mercy about head coaching job

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino may be getting an opportunity to land back on his feet in the Horizon League.

Tony Paul of the Detroit News reported on Monday that the former Louisville coach has been contacted by the University of Detroit Mercy about their head coaching vacancy. Paul does add though that the university’s search to fill the position is “all over the map.”

Detroit Mercy is a private Roman Catholic school that produced well-known NBA players such as Dave DeBusschere and Spencer Haywood back in the day as well as lesser-known ones like Willie Green and Ray McCallum in more recent years. They finished last season with a miserable 8-24 record though and fired head coach Bacari Alexander after two years at the helm as a result.

As for Pitino, he has been vocal about his desire to continue coaching but is probably too disgraced to land a job at a bigger university. He was also recently linked to an opening at another mid-major school.


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