In a “SportsCenter Right Now” segment that just aired, ESPN’s Sage Steele gave an update on Rick Pitino and the Sacramento Kings that indicates some feathers might have been ruffled by this whole thing.
Kenny Klein told ESPN’s Andy Katz this morning, after speaking to Pitino, that the coach, “he’s not going to the Sacramento Kings.”
But in an update that just aired, while a screen graphic was posted with the words: “NBA coaching sources confirm that contact with the Kings was initiated by Rick Pitino’s camp,” Steele said, “Now ESPN.com’s Marc Stein is reporting that Pitino’s camp initiated contact with the Kings and that the Kings hadn’t even considered him for the job until his camp contacted them.”
Now, I don’t have much of a “camp” of my own. But there does seem to be some smoke drifiting up from this particular campsite.
To review, Pitino has done nothing but deny, pretty forcefully through the school’s sports information office, any notion that he’s not returning to U of L.