Rick Pitino couldn’t avoid trouble forever

Rick Pitino turned out to be a colossal waste of talent. Forced out by Louisville on Wednesday, Pitino will not be remembered as a coach who made regular appearances in the Final Four.

He will be remembered as the architect of a morally bankrupt program, and as a complete disgrace to his profession.

We usually think of athletes, not coaches, when we talk about superstar talent, but Pitino was different. He was absolutely born to do this for a living. If coaching ever had a bonus-baby prospect, Richard Andrew Pitino was the one. He was every bit the blue-chipper that his Louisville program allegedly purchased for a hundred grand.

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