Sport Rick Pitino denies report he’s interested in Siena job

18:15  16 april  2018
18:15  16 april  2018 Source:   NBC Sports

Rick Pitino wants Siena job, according to business partner

  Rick Pitino wants Siena job, according to business partner Rick Pitino is still desperate to get back into college basketball coaching, even at the lower levels of the sport. According to Pitino business associate Roddy Valente, Pitino would be interested in discussing the coaching vacancy at Siena.“He basically said given the opportunity, he would love to sit down and explore coaching at Siena,” Valente said Sunday, via Mark Singelais of the Albany Times-Union. “He loves to coach. He said Siena would be a good fit. He loves the area. He’s turned down two jobs because of where they were located. He loves the Capital Region.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino is denying a report that he ' s interested in a return to the NBA with the New Jersey Nets. A source close to Thorn said the Nets' president has denied that he spoke to Pitino , the Daily News reported .

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Rick Pitino wearing a suit and tie© AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

In a perfectly executed Friday news dump, Siena announced at 4:30 p.m. that head coach Jimmy Patsos was parting ways with the university as the result of an investigation into verbal abuse that turned into an investigation into the improper use of per diem by the Saints coaching staff.

But that’s not what’s interesting about the Siena opening.

What’s interesting is that the Albany Times-Union quoted Roddy Valente, a man that co-owns the Kentucky Oaks contender Coach Rocks along with Rick Pitino, said Pitino “wants to discuss the opening with Siena officials.”

Pitino was fired by Louisville in late-September as a result of the investigation into corruption in college basketball by the FBI, which came right on the heels of the Louisville program being forced to take down the 2013 national title banner due to a scandal involving strippers and hookers that were used as a recruiting tool by a member of Pitino’s staff.

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  1 Realistic Candidate for Each College Basketball Team Still Searching for a Head Coach Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos resigned on April 13. Florida International hired VCU assistant Jeremy Ballard as their next men's basketball head coach this weekend, ending a nearly three-week-long search for Anthony Evans' replacement.Florida International hired VCU assistant Jeremy Ballard as their next men's basketball head coach this weekend, ending a nearly three-week-long search for Anthony Evans' replacement. Still, five more programs are without head coaches for the 2018-19 season.

Pitnio is denying reports that he wants to coach the Nets I have no intentions of coaching pro ball again, Pitino said early thursday morning..But According to an article in New York Daily News..Ex-Knicks & Celtics coach and Long Island native Rick Pitino wants to return to the NBA

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’ s Matt Youmans wrote an article Saturday about UNLV’ s search for a new head coach, and he headlined the story by touting Rick Pitino as a candidate for the job . For starters, Youmans reports that “a source with connections to Pitino insists he is interested in the job .”

Pitino denied the report to the Louisville Courier-Journal, but perhaps what’s more interesting is that Valente was also quoted as saying that Pitino has turned down two jobs that he was offered already.

It’s long been thought that Patrick Beilein, John Beilein’s son and the current head coach at Division II Le Moyne, was the front runner for the job. Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara has also had his name floated as a potential replacement for Patsos.

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