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Rick Pitino says he wants to be an NBA coach again

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Professionally, Pitino worked for the New York Knicks for two seasons (1983-85) before taking over as the team's head coach in the 1987-88 campaign.

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Rick Pitino wants to coach in the NBA, just as I would like to harness the terrifying power of the Oort Cloud:

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Which team is most likely to fall for Pitino this time around?

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At 66 years old, it would seem like a decidedly bad idea for a team to give Pitino a head coaching opportunity.

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Last month, Rick Pitino said he was finished coaching. Now, he tells @wojespn he hopes to coach in the NBA.

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The former Louisville coach said that he misses being part of a team "terribly" and that he's hoping an NBA team will give him a chance.

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Pitino does have head coaching experience — he was president and coach of the Celtics from 1997 to 2001.

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And its not because Rick Pitino doesnt DESERVE it. Clearly, hes QUALIFIED. The youngsters in todays NBA dont want a HOF coach that feel like their power might be compromised.

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Sept. 5: Rick Pitino tells ESPN he’s done coaching Oct. 29 (54 Days Later): Rick Pitino tells ESPN he wants to coach in the NBA again.

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It’s been 21 years since the last time an NBA team was duped into hiring Pitino.

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Rick Pitino is hoping to become a candidate for an NBA head-coaching job (via @wojespn)

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Among others, Pitino's task will be to convince decision-makers of his sincerity in scaling back his persona and reshaping himself as humbled, determined basketball coach."

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Seth Wenig/Associated Press Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has interest in coaching again at the NBA level, as he told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski: "I just want to be a part of an organization.

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4 NBA teams Rick Pitino could dupe into hiring him, RANKED

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Story on ESPN: Rick Pitino hires agent, wants chance to become NBA coaching candidate. “I want to develop teams and develop players and build a winner. I want to fit into an organization. At this stage, that’s all I’m interested in.”

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Pitino's name has been marred with scandal from his time with Louisville, when the team was investigated by the FBI for payments made to recruit Brian Bowen's family.

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Now Pitino plans on spending the year “immersing himself in the NBA game” in hopes of becoming a head coaching candidate ahead of the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN.

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Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images The Kings check a lot of boxes for a potential Pitino team: a meddling owner, a history of questionable front office decisions, a constant yearning to make a big splash.

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Rick Pitino is ready to return to the NBA

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Rick Pitino wants back in coaching and back to the NBA. His NCAA problems shouldnt disqualify him, but hes got some convincing to do

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Rick Pitino’s style and IQ is better suited for the NBA at this current stage of his career. Regardless of the NCAA stuff.. every player I have met has loved RP. As long as he has alignment w/ GM, President & Ownership.. this is the only feasible next step. @GetUpESPN

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As for whether NBA teams would have interest in Pitino as a head coach, Wojnarowski noted that there will be some hurdles to overcome: "In all likelihood, Pitino has a bigger obstacle to returning to the NBA than NCAA failings: Convincing league executives and owners that his ego would allow him to be a willing partner with a front office.

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Ex-Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he has a deep interest in finding an NBA coaching job

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It's a change of heart from the last time Pitino spoke out about coaching, when he said in September he was not interested in returning to the sidelines.

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As purely a coach, Pitino still has a place in the NBA.

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