Rick Pitino is going down in flames after becoming entangled in the massive college basketball recruiting scandal involving shoe companies funneling recruits to basketball programs in exchange for cash.
Pitino has denied any direct involvement, but reports now allege he was in direct contact with shoe companies and cherry picking top recruits.
We unearthed a preseason press conference from 2014, where Pitino directly addressed the role of shoe companies in the recruiting process, and called for the NCAA to address the situation. Of course, he proclaims his program would never do such a thing. Sure, Rick.
Based on all the information available now, it’s laughable and revealing, considering his apparent direct involvement in the scandal.
Pitino was always a great coach, but this is elite lying.