Rick Pitino is uncertain about the future of coaching after Iona was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round
Legendary college basketball coach Iona was coached by Rick Pitino for three seasons.
Fourth in the air.
After Iona lost 87-63 to the UConn Huskies on Friday, Pitino was asked if he First round loss It was his last as head coach of the Gaels.
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“I really don’t have an answer for that, to be honest with you,” said Pitino. “I have no idea if that is the case or not, because I focused everything on this game, trying to develop Plan to conquer Connecticut. ”
It was rumored that Pitino was the favorite for the head coaching position at St. Louis. John’s, a school just 20 miles from Iona.
“I haven’t thought about it at all,” Betino said when asked if he had a timetable for deciding on his future. “I hear the question from you, and I think when you start thinking about the future, you always fail.
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“We put a lot of effort into this game. I don’t know. I don’t know if it’s right for me, another job. I don’t know. It’s something like, like I said before, I know you”re all referring to St. John, but I didn’t. Never seen St. John. Someone sent me a clip. ”
street. John fired head coach Mike Anderson last week after four seasons failing to get the Red Storm to the NCAA Tournament.
After a full evaluation of the men’s basketball program, our university determined that a change was required in both leadership and direction street. John basketball“We wish Coach Mike Anderson and his family the best for their future,” Athletic Director Mike Cragg said in a statement, according to ESPN.
Pitino’s Gaels won 27-8 before falling to UConn in the tournament And I did a great effort in the first half against the Huskies.
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Iona led 39-37 at halftime before being edged out by 26 in the second half.
“I thought we had a legitimate chance to beat them in the game, but we came out in the second half and they controlled us,” said Pitino. “So they deserve all my congratulations.”