Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos

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Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Rick Pitino has agreed to coach Panathinaikos of Greece for the remainder of the season.


Pitino's goal is to return to the NBA as a head coach.


Panathinaikos is expected to part ways with its coach Xavi Pascual to clear the way for Pitino

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Re: Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#2 » by 31to6 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Interesting. Do they have spicy meatballs?
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Post#3 » by 12footrim » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:00 pm

He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.
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Post#4 » by pape-a-bonner » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:07 pm

He won’t last 15 seconds
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Post#5 » by johanliebert » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:44 pm

12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

hes doing it for money. same reason these old billionaires in the nba are still at it.
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Re: Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#6 » by SuperDeluxe » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:40 am

johanliebert wrote:
12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

hes doing it for money. same reason these old billionaires in the nba are still at it.

He's most likely doing it because he's an egomaniac. In his mind he's the best coach that ever lived, and he wants to make sure everybody knows it.
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Re: Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#7 » by Rek » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:22 am

SuperDeluxe wrote:
johanliebert wrote:
12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

hes doing it for money. same reason these old billionaires in the nba are still at it.

He's most likely doing it because he's an egomaniac. In his mind he's the best coach that ever lived, and he wants to make sure everybody knows it.

I'd say this perspective is much closer to the truth. Pitino is already a wealthy man.
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Post#8 » by Tiny ball » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:39 am

12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

66 is not that old today if you have the bucks. Half life for today's elite.
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Post#9 » by 12footrim » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:58 pm

johanliebert wrote:
12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

hes doing it for money. same reason these old billionaires in the nba are still at it.


You are comparing the NBA to some league in Italy no one here cares about 1st off. Also being a billionaire NBA owner is not the same as a high stress, high travel (probably bus travel), probably stay in cheap places overseas job.

That dude is high maintenance too. I went to East Carolina and I remember him complaining about the hotel in Greenville NC in his press conference when he brought Louisville to play here because the nicest hotel there was a Hilton.
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Re: Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#10 » by 12footrim » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Tiny ball wrote:
12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

66 is not that old today if you have the bucks. Half life for today's elite.


Like 45k people a year die in car accidents and that guy travels more than most people. We are certainly not assured anything.
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Re: Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#11 » by BernteB » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:13 pm

12footrim wrote:
johanliebert wrote:
12footrim wrote:He's 66 years old, you'd think these guys would want to kick back a little and enjoy all the millions of dollars they have amassed, you can't take it with you and the good years are getting fewer at that age. I can't really see the appeal of coaching some team in Italy over over just doing what I want personally at that age with those kind of resources. I guess he is just trying to get to the NBA for some redemption and leaving on a better note than Louisville.

hes doing it for money. same reason these old billionaires in the nba are still at it.


You are comparing the NBA to some league in Italy no one here cares about 1st off. Also being a billionaire NBA owner is not the same as a high stress, high travel (probably bus travel), probably stay in cheap places overseas job.

That dude is high maintenance too. I went to East Carolina and I remember him complaining about the hotel in Greenville NC in his press conference when he brought Louisville to play here because the nicest hotel there was a Hilton.


panathinaikos is a greek team, you expert.
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Re: Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos 

Post#12 » by 12footrim » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:46 pm

BernteB wrote:
12footrim wrote:
johanliebert wrote:hes doing it for money. same reason these old billionaires in the nba are still at it.


You are comparing the NBA to some league in Italy no one here cares about 1st off. Also being a billionaire NBA owner is not the same as a high stress, high travel (probably bus travel), probably stay in cheap places overseas job.

That dude is high maintenance too. I went to East Carolina and I remember him complaining about the hotel in Greenville NC in his press conference when he brought Louisville to play here because the nicest hotel there was a Hilton.


panathinaikos is a greek team, you expert.


Great, whatever. The point is the same if not worse considering the problems in that country.

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