Rick Pitino is back in the college basketball coaching circuit after he left Louisville following the 2016-17 season in the middle of an FBI corruption examination that linked his program.
While his Iona task is lower profile than his stint with the Cardinals, he still has a style for getting headings. On Saturday he challenged his son, Richard Pitino, to a wager over future scheduling based upon WrestleMania 36: If Brock Lesnar beats Drew McIntyre Sunday under the bet, then Richard Pitino’s Minnesota team would need to go to Iona for agame Iona would take a trip to Minnesota if Lesnar loses.
Richard Pitino, however, desires the sides to be reversed and support Lesnar (a Minnesota item who won a heavyweight wrestling title for the Gophers in 2000). Rick Pitino has actually not yet validated whether he’s great with that alter.
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Rick Pitino has actually been all-in on WWE this weekend, tweeting 8 times about wrestling given that Saturday early morning.
When the coronavirus pandemic ends and his focus ultimately reverses to basketball, Pitino will lead an Iona team that is accustomed to taking part in March Insanity: The Gaels have actually made 6 of the past 9 NCAA Tournaments. Pitino made it in 10 of his final 11 years at Louisville.