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We found 25 articles in which Rick Pitino said something. The most recent Rick Pitino’s quote is: “I take full responsibility for anybody I hire. There's no question about that. I take ownership of that. People have said to me after the Andre McGee thing, You need to really vet your assistant coaches.' Well I did vet my assistant coach. ... I've hired some great ones. Did I make some mistakes in the last couple of hires? One hundred percent, yes, but I believe that they were the right people.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Rick Pitino 54 times. On this page, you will find all of Rick Pitino’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Oct 17 2017

I had no part -- active, passive, or through willful ignorance -- in the conspiracy described in the complaint. I had no reason to know about the conspiracy described in the complaint, and no reason to know about the complicity of any UL assistant coach or staff member in any bribery conspiracy. I never have had any part -- active, passive, or through willful ignorance -- in any effort, successful or unsuccessful, completed or abandoned, to pay any recruit, or any family member of a recruit, or anyone else on a recruit's behalf, as an inducement to attend UL.feedback

Oct 04 2017

This is the luckiest I've ever been.feedback

Oct 01 2017

Right now it's in the lawyers' hands. I went to Miami. I'm selling my house [in Louisville]. I love David Padgett. I love the boys. I hope they win the national championship. I'm not doing anything but laying low.feedback

Oct 01 2017

It doesn't matter if I am or not.feedback

Sep 29 2017

Third, as I've previously stated, I had no knowledge of any payments to any recruit or their family. But I was the head coach and I will take ownership of my decisions. The University took the action they thought was necessary and I will do the same.feedback

Sep 29 2017

There's been a lot of turmoil the last few days and I've intentionally avoided making any public statements -- primarily because so few facts are known. But I wish to make a few now. First, I want to thank all my players from Providence, UK and Louisville. Your support means more to me than I can possibly express.feedback

Sep 29 2017

Finally, Tom Jurich is the best athletic director in the country, and thanks to him I coached Louisville basketball for over sixteen years where we witnessed many great things. From conference USA, AAC, Big East and now the ACC. I am proud of our many accomplishments and appreciate the continued support of the Louisville community.feedback

Sep 29 2017

Second, to the many friends and fans who reached out to me in the last few days: I owe a thousand thanks and an apology for the disappointment you must have.feedback

Sep 29 2017

If you're a clean guy, why would you want to follow a cheater at a place with a passionate fan base? If you aren't cheating, you won't win as much.feedback

Sep 28 2017

I think we need to get the shoe companies out of the lives of young athletes.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable.feedback

Sep 27 2017

And they said, What's stopping you from doing that?' and I said, Cowardice. I can't get on the phone and tell Tom no. I can't tell him this.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Sometimes change is good just for the sake of change when things aren't going well. It's heartbreaking to me, what's happened here. I love the Boston Celtics and I'll always be a fan.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I've been blackmailed seven months ago and these allegations were proven false. I'm asking all university fans that if any of you put this on the news anymore, if you're fans of anything we've accomplished just change the channel. And if the newspapers want to write about it, just read something else.feedback

Sep 27 2017

This is all about money. People will say and do anything for money. I don't know if any of this is true or not. There's only one person who knows the truth, and he needs to come out and tell the truth to his teammates, to the University of Louisville, to his fans and to his coaches that have taught him to do the right thing for years. ... I don't care about the legal issues. If he's done something wrong, he has to own up to it and do his penance.feedback

Sep 27 2017

We got lucky on this one. They had to come in unofficially, pay for their hotel, pay for their meals. We spent zero dollars recruiting a five-star athlete who I loved when I saw him play. In my 40 years of coaching, this is the luckiest I've been.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Leaders "ask for forgiveness for what happened, for what one of your employees did, you're extremely contrite.feedback

Jun 15 2017

We are devastated by the news, all of us are. But moving forward we believe we will win the appeal because it's right and it's just, and what went on was unjust and inconceivable.feedback

May 23 2017

They [scouts] were impressed with his length, they were impressed with his athleticism. He has all the components to be a pro. He just has to work on a few skills. ... He's going to go work on that, and he's coming back for the right reasons. Our goal by the time we start practice is for him to be 235 and maintain it. ... You'll see a much stronger and better defensive rebounder.feedback

May 23 2017

Anas is a little bit like a roller coaster both in practice as well as games, and I've always felt like it's a lack of strength.feedback

Mar 19 2017

We made some poor switches. Probably the weakness of our team this year has been our defense. Our offense in the last ten days or two weeks, we've gotten significantly better because we worked inside to out.feedback

Mar 17 2017

He is absolutely awesome. He is a great recruiter, he is a tremendous coach, and he has a very difficult style to play against. N.C. State got themselves a great one in him. Now they've got to just sit back and let the guy coach and recruit. … And go for longevity. Let's not make any coaching changes for about 10 years.feedback

Mar 09 2017

Referees play a huge factor in games. They really do. It's not often talked [about] … They can play a huge factor by putting your best players on the bench at times if it's a foul or not a foul.feedback

Mar 09 2017

I'm heartbroken we lost today. We have got to cure these free-throw shooting woes. We lost a game mentally tonight a little bit.feedback

Mar 06 2017

I'm used to Madison Square Garden, I'm not sure how it will be in Brooklyn. The Big East was always pretty much a home crowd for Syracuse, Connecticut and when St. John's was good, certainly. Georgetown and Villanova would bring their contingent of fans.feedback

Feb 23 2017

We played good enough to stay in the game. We didn't play good enough to win. He just got in my face and said something I didn't like. But I take it from the students all the time. You expect it from students. But from an adult? And then turns his back on me like he's a coward. And he is a coward.feedback

Feb 23 2017

This was a surprise environment. I've always said that this is the classiest place in college basketball – until I met a fan on the way out. It always reminded me of a class place, but they're getting just like some of the other places now. He just got in my face and said something I didn't like. But I take it from the students all the time. You expect it from students. But from an adult? And then turns his back on me like he's a coward. And he is a coward. But North Carolina is a classy place, and one person doesn't speak for the rest of the people.feedback

Jan 27 2017

I've been coaching a long time. I've coached against Kevin quite often. He's one of the better minds in our game. It's a transition period.feedback

Jan 27 2017

When you get knocked down, you judge players' value on how they get up. You'll find Pitt's value in how they get up.feedback

Jan 14 2017

We played a really terrific game. We played two halves, had to battle them.feedback

Oct 20 2016

This man (McGee) made a mistake and we apologize for his mistakes.feedback

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