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Rick Pitino reportedly unlikely to land NBA coaching job

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino seems unlikely to ever coach a college basketball team again, and it doesn’t sound like the NBA will be any more forgiving.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Pitino has looked into potential NBA jobs in recent years, but never found any interest — a situation unlikely to change now that he’s been disgraced by a series of scandals.

Beyond the baggage, Pitino’s last job in the NBA — coach and general manager of the Boston Celtics — was unsuccessful and sometimes turbulent. His firing by Louisville almost certainly guarantees that his coaching career is finished.

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