In 2017, Rick Pitino was fired as head basketball coach of Louisville after it was reported that he brought strippers to top recruits in order to persuade them to commit to the school. He recently the head coach of Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and just led them to a championship.
Pitino is back in the States now and there’s speculation that he could be looking for head coaching opportunities here again. He recently sat down for an interview with CBS Sports Network’s Lesley Visser and revealed that he’s here because of his grandchild’s health. The Louisville legend added that bringing strippers to dorms doesn’t land top recruits.
Pitino could definitely be lying about that statement. There’s a lot of 17-18-year old basketball players that would love the idea of being able to play ball at a major university and get strippers around them too. Flip the page to check out his full CBS Sports Network interview and photos of one of the strippers who visited Louisville.