Last night, Louisville took on UNC in Chapel Hill, and right as Pitino was headed into the locker room before halftime he got into a screaming match with a fan. Pitino had to be held back by his assistant coaches as he was beginning to walk towards the fan screaming at him. I've seem Pitino yell at players and referees in a verbally violent manner, but the way he was going after this fan was new level of Pitino anger. After the game he had to address the issue to the media, this was post Louisville getting blown out by UNC, and he had some strong words for the fan. Pitino addressed he was mostly upset because he respects the Chapel Hill crowd since they're one of the more respectable crowds in all of college basketball, also he expected this kind of thing from a student, but what really set him off was that it came from an adult. He called the fan a coward, which I found hilarious, and then went onto say he won't let this one fan ruin his image of how respectable the Chapel Hill crowd is, even though, before he said that he said they were turning into every other road crowd in college hoops. That's beside the point, though.
Today, what the fan said to Pitino came out, and it was something along the lines of "you suck Pitino", are you fucking kidding me. I'm having a really hard time believing this because it's so ludicrous, however that's what the reports are saying was said. If that's the case, Rick Pitino is the biggest bitch I've ever seen and should be embarrassed for his actions. If you're that thin-skinned you shouldn't be coaching an AAU team let alone one of the best college programs in the nation. His student-athletes probably hear much worse said about them during every road game, and they'd never react the way he did, and those kids are teenagers. It's honestly pathetic, Pitino needs to man up for real. A road fan saying you suck is a given at any game, it's a part of sports, and after that reaction, he showed the world just how easy it is to get into Pitino's head. Expect a lot more where that came from coach, you're basically asking for it now, nice job. Oh yeah, before I forget, YOU SUCK.
This "adult fan", must've slept with Pitino's wife or something, and Pitino knows about it, because there's no way in hell he got that mad over a "Pitino you suck" comment. I refuse to believe there's not more to this story than meets the eye.