Rick Pitino reportedly linked to Georgia job
Rick Pitino still wants to continue coaching, and he may be eyeing the job that just opened up in the SEC.
ESPN’s Jay Williams reported on Saturday that he has been hearing the ex-Louisville coach’s name in connection with Georgia’s head coaching position.
Been hearing Rick Pitino’s name a lot from trusted sources regarding the Georgia job.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 11, 2018
Pitino, 65, had coached Louisville since 2001, but his success at the school was dampened by a number of high-profile scandals over the years. He was ultimately fired in October after being implicated in an alleged “pay for play” scheme involving a relationship with Adidas wherein he supposedly directed payments to top recruits. Pitino continues to deny any wrongdoing though.
As for Georgia, they just fired head coach Mark Fox after nine years in charge. Hiring Pitino (along with all of the good and bad that comes with him) would certainly make waves, but they should have some slightly safer options as well.