Should Rick Pitino be allowed to coach again?
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Should Rick Pitino be allowed to coach again?

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Disgraced former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is maintaining his innocence regarding the scandals that have rocked the school. Even if he didn't know about the escorts or money being thrown around by shoe companies at his players, his lack of control over the program is enough cause for him to never be in charge of a team again. Still, there is nothing proving Pitino knew about the nefarious activities at Louisville. The NCAA doesn't have the courage to ban him. What do you think? 🏀

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#BanPitino
62.5%
#HirePitino
37.5%

Pitino may have been a successful coach, but all of that gets thrown out the window because of how he accomplished that. Allowing the use of escorts and letting Adidas get away with paying players to go to Louisville may not explicitly trace back to him, but everyone knows that he at least knew about it. Any competent coach who runs a program wouldn't be ignorant of such blatant violations. Schools don't want to be in the headlines for scandals like that, and that's what you're getting from Pitino. He should be banned for life from coaching.

People love kicking Pitino while he's down, but the question remains: where are the receipts? There is nothing linking those scandals back to Pitino. He may have been duped, but he can learn from that. College basketball has great coaches and banning Pitino would be a huge loss for college basketball wanting to see a legend at work. The NCAA doesn't have the guts to give Pitino the figurative death penalty. He should be allowed to coach again.

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