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. ”
Pitino was rumored to be the favorite for the head coaching position at St 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 I said before, I know you’re every hint of St. John, but I haven’t seen St. John’s cat. Someone sent me a clip. ”
St. John’s fired head coach Mike Anderson last week after four seasons failing to deliver the Storm Reds 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 St. John’s 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 Giles went 27-8 before falling behind 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.”
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