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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by Old Cage » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 pm

^ That's not my read:

McKinney wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 am
"What reputation does UMass basketball have that hiring him would hurt?"
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:48 pm

Old Cage wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 pm
^ That's not my read:

McKinney wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:06 am
"What reputation does UMass basketball have that hiring him would hurt?"

That sounds like someone asking a question trying to understand something. I think his last line is pretty clear, if not blunt.
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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by Jackson96 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:00 pm

What if John Wooden’s corpse rises from the grave, would anyone want him (the corpse of Sam Gilbert would NOT come with him)? For me it comes down to what Wooden’s corpse looks like in maroon pants.
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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:24 pm

To clarify, when I wrote "Reputation as a place with integrity," I was referring to the U as a whole, not just the basketball program. I think we have a great reputation and haven't been caught in the kind of scandals that have plagued other schools such as UNC and Michigan State.
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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by LS71 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:18 pm

He wouldn’t come to UMass when Jack Leaman court was dedicated. What makes anybody think he’d come to UMass to coach?

...or that UMass would give him that opportunity?
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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by econalum » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:33 pm

Agree. Rickie would never 'humble himself' to coach a 'mid-major', even if it is his alma mater.

He moved past UMass in 1975. 44 years ago. There is NO evidence that he would entertain this move.
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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:38 am

LS71 wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:18 pm
He wouldn’t come to UMass when Jack Leaman court was dedicated. What makes anybody think he’d come to UMass to coach?

...or that UMass would give him that opportunity?
Skipped the Memorial Service at the Cage as well....

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by LS71 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:34 am

^ Exactly. This is one of the more ridiculous threads I’ve seen on this board. Screw him!
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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:50 am

Doesn't he still donate to the school yearly? Or did that stop? He also had a scholarship under his name until at least last year. While I agree that he mostly cares about himself and would never come here to coach, I don't think he has completely cut ties with his school.

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by 69MG » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:20 pm

For those that are too young to remember, Jack Leaman threw him off the team for "conduct issues". He was later reinstated.

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:24 pm

69MG wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:20 pm
For those that are too young to remember, Jack Leaman threw him off the team for "conduct issues". He was later reinstated.
That happens when you get into it with the starting guard on varsity and he breaks a finger throwing a punch at Pitino! I do belief....

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by PreecherJenkins » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 pm

econalum wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:33 pm
Agree. Rickie would never 'humble himself' to coach a 'mid-major', even if it is his alma mater.

He moved past UMass in 1975. 44 years ago. There is NO evidence that he would entertain this move.
Ummm didnt our friend Thor try to hire him?

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by UMass87 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:08 pm

I think there is zero chance Pitino would go to UMass. Pitino could only prove that he was inferior to Calipari if he came to UMass.

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by natwam2547 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:59 pm

Wait this thread isn't a joke and/or started by Steve? Am I losing my mind?

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Re: Pitino to UMass

Post by Jackson96 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:57 pm

Has anyone ever seen Steve and RTL in the same place at the same time?

Actually, it couldn't have been Steve, given the low mortgage rates these days he's got loans to close baby!
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