Rick Pitino: Can We Really Trust Him Despite His History?

Posted by Dan Pieroni on August-14-2009 Add Comments

Let me tell you a story.

When I was 12, I read in the newspaper that Rick Pitino was going to be named the head coach of the Boston Celtics.

At the time, I was ecstatic. I worshipped Pitino and everything he stood for, and was quickly losing my patience in the team as a fan.

He had led the Kentucky Wildcats to the NCAA championship in 1996 and followed up with another run to the championship game. He was considered a master of basketball knowledge as well as discipline.

In short, he was exactly what the Celtics needed.

It didn't matter that Pitino wanted more power and a boatload of money to come to Boston. He had a reputation as a winner.

There was little doubt that the Celtics would be restore...

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