Pitino's moment of truth

Rick Pitino may be the toast of St. Louis, but Bill Simmons remembers when the Celtics were better off without Coach P.

Updated: March 31, 2005, 3:21 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Note: With Rick Pitino's Louisville team making the Final Four, I thought it would be interesting to look back at three Pitino-related columns from my old website in Boston. This third column was written one month after he resigned, on February 8, 2001, as interim coach Jim O'Brien was improbably turning the team around. Unlike the other two columns, I didn't have to tinker with this one -- it was pretty clean.

You know it's killing him.

He probably wakes up in the morning, ...

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