Meantime, league sources say Pitino could be in the mix for various other NBA openings in Memphis or potentially Chicago or Los Angeles. One league source said Pitino would be discussed by “every NBA team looking for a head coach.” Said a second league source: “Owners get mesmerized by him and his success as a coach.” Pitino, 65, recently told ESPN he’s looking to get back into coaching. “The level doesn’t matter to me,” he told ESPN. “I just need it to be someone who believes in me.” Pitino went 646-392 (.622) at the college level, becoming the only man to win NCAA titles at two schools (Kentucky and Louisville). He also coached both the Knicks and Celtics in the NBA with less success. He went 192-220 (.466) in five-plus seasons in the NBA. Pitino hired agent Jordan Bazant, who also handles Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley and Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard, among others. Both of those coaches have been linked to the openings at UConn and/or Pitt.
The season is still going on. There are no candidates and there is no list. What is happening today?!?!?!? https://t.co/JqK795yWKe— Alex Lasry (@AlexanderLasry) March 20, 2018