Rick Pitino Calls Pitt Coach Kevin Stallings ‘A Jackass’

Rick Pitino making all the ladies thirsty at the Minnesota game pic.twitter.com/t6A3YwQeLM

— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 4, 2018

Rick Pitino has found himself back in the news this week and it’s a perfect Pitino story for a downtime in the college basketball season. Earlier this week, Pitt coach Kevin Stallings dropped the ultimate comeback to some heckling Lousiville fans during a game saying “at least we don’t pay our players $100,000”. This line obviously worked because nothing cuts deeper than straight truth.

He sort of later apologized.

Pitt's Kevin Stallings on why he told Louisville fans 'at least we don't pay our players $100,000'

'I probably said the wrong thing but I'm not going to let people talk crap about my players'

(via @ericcrawford) pic.twitter.com/rE8fW2WzCx

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 3, 2018

The story could’ve died there, but of course it didn’t because ole 15 second Rick just HAD to respond, even though he is no longer the head coach at Louisville and is actually currently getting sued by the school.

He kept his response short and simple and to the point, though.

A text to me from Coach Pitino this morning.. here we go..
U can quote me -Stallings is a Jackass

— John Ramsey (@JohnRamseyUofL) January 4, 2018

College basketball (and us bloggers) already misses Pitino so it’s nice that’s he still getting in the¬†mix and fighting with other coaches during the season even though he’s out of a job.

Pitino to Cincy?

Just got this from a friend: Rick Pitino spotted today in Miami. Check the logo on his shirt @CardChronicle @ericcrawford pic.twitter.com/NZ1yndDxfR

— Michelle Arnold (@michellevenise) December 29, 2017