One of the biggest storylines since Rick Pitino’s firing at Louisville has been when the Hall of Famer might work again and where.
We now have the first report of a job offer being extended to Pitino.
The New Zealand Breakers, I’m told, have offered their vacant head coaching position to former Louisville coach Rick Pitino. The @NZBreakers play in Australia’s @NBL and their new American ownership has been pitching Pitino’s representative on the post this week.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 30, 2018
The team is owned by Big Cat and PFT Commenter of “Pardon my Take” podcast fame. The pair have been admirers of Pitino for some time now.
Pitino appears to be uninterested.
Number of people reporting New Zealand Breakers have approached Rick Pitino about coaching gig. Here's his response: "It's total BS -- someone trying to poke fun at me. . .Lot of comedians out of work."— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) March 30, 2018
If I had to guess, I would say that Pitino either takes another year off or spends the next 12 months holding down an off the beaten path position, but likely not as off the path as this one. Then, a year from now (maybe two depending how the FBI stuff shakes out), he gets another job as a D-I head coach.