Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning and provided an update on his push to get back into coaching after being fired in October.
Pitino claimed he’s been in contact with just one school about a potential job and that it wasn’t the right situation. Generally, he doesn’t sound optimistic about his chances of returning as a collegiate coach this winter.
“It’s probably not going to work for me in college basketball,” Pitino told Patrick, according to Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Pitino did receive an offer to coach in New Zealand from a team owned by a former Florida player, NBA All-Star Shawn Marion and Barstool Sports personality Dan “Big Cat” Katz. However, he deemed that job to be a joke and has no interest.
His agent also reached out to the Milwaukee Bucks, but it’s unclear if there would be any interest on that front after his last disappointing run in the NBA coaching the Boston Celtics more than 16 years ago.
At 65, Pitino might have to get creative if he’s going to be a coach again at any level or be patient in hope that his name is clear of the shadow cast by the ongoing FBI investigation into college basketball.