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Can Pitino survive?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bob, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. bob

    bob Member

    I throw this out to those of you more familiar (than me) with the college environment. I'm figuring he might be done and will end up back in the NBA eventually.
  2. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    It really depends on what info comes out during the trial. There could be other women...
  3. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    This incident is quite the ding on his image.

    I'll also take the "wait and see" approach until we learn more.

    The fact that he has admitted to having relations and paying for an abortion is damaging enough.

    But a married father of five who is as high profile as he is just screams of his arrogance.

    Plus, since he is a devout Catholic, I wonder what the ramifications from his church will be?

    I think there are many more layers of this to come.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    this will not end well for him. ::)
  5. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    There are three varibles, off the top of my head:

    1) The school. Does the president, the board of trustess, the AD stand behind him?

    2) Can Pitino handle the abuse he's going to get from fans? He's not the thickest-skinned guy around.

    3) His family. Does he want to stay married? Does his wife? Does he want to get out of the spotlight for a while to protect its privacy?

    He's going to have to be sure of all of this to stay on. Since the season doesn't start for a almost three months, he has time to figure out all of this.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Plus, since he is a devout Catholic[...

    What makes you say he is a devote Catholic?
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The more important question is, does Providence College take down the 1987 Final Four banner, or do they just sew a scarlet A on it?
  8. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    So says this, from the WWL site:
    Pitino is Catholic and brings along close friend and spiritual adviser, the Rev. Edward Bradley -- a priest in Henderson, Ky. -- on many team trips. Bradley often prays with the team before games and is a fixture near the Louisville bench.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    As long as he continues to win, he's fine...

    Louisville isn't Notre Dame or BYU.
  10. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    And that's what the saddest part of all of this is.
    If Pitino wasn't winning, he'd be gone.
    Just win baby.
  11. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    How long til Whitlock comes out with another doozie saying that coaches shouldn't be married?
  12. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Remember when Calipari told recruits Lou Carnesecca had terminal cancer and might die before they ended their freshmen seasons? Well, Cal's got some new material on the recruiting trail.
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