A number of emailers and callers answered the question too, and I thank all who did for doing so. I did a count of everyone who answered it, and though very unscientific, here’s how all the responses broke down.
No, I wouldn’t let my son play for Rick Pitino: 37
Yes, I would let my son play for Rick Pitino: 16
That’s a pretty significant margin, I’d say.
Here’s one interesting factor on the numbers. 70 percent of men said they would not let a son play for Pitino (28-12 in actual responses).
Women were far different. 69 percent of women said they would let their son play for Pitino (9-4 in responses).