The wistful years of Rick Pitino
ATLANTA -- It was almost like an initiation rite -- borderline hazing really. Fresh meat Rick Pitino, hot off an NBA assistant coaching job alongside Hubie Brown, walked into his first coaches meeting as a Big East boss and directly into a buzzsaw.
Jim Boeheim and P.J. Carlesimo had set him up, directing Pitino to question the merits of Rollie Massimino's plan to unequally distribute the money from a league ball contract. Pitino's background from the pros, his relationship with Brown, they ...
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