University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino held a press conference earlier this afternoon on campus at the Yum! Center, the school’s basketball practice facility. Pitino, as you know, is in a bit of a PR mess.
Normally, a Pitino press conference wouldn’t be considered news to IU hoops fans, but this particular spectacle can only be described as bizarre. Let’s go to the footage:
So, what was accomplished here? The Pitino-Karen Sypher story had started to find its way to the back page after Pitino’s public apology two weeks ago. Now a defiant Pitino has come out with his teeth gnashing towards perhaps his biggest ally since the story broke in April: the media. Probably not an advisable move, no?