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Talk about a rookie mistake!
Hall of Fame college basketball coach Rick Pitino’s cell phone won’t stop blowing up after he was caught giving it out live on televison.
The newly hired St. John’s University men’s basketball coach was part of a montage of celebrities that were courtside at Madison Square Garden this past Sunday to see the New York Knicks defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
THE MESSAGES WERE SOMETHING…
Oh, Rick – the texts were “nice n positive?”
I’m sure he loved receiving this one:
🥰🙋♀️! I texted you 🤣! Since I have no recruits for you I just said Good Morning #myfavoritecoach. 😘— Kim Pinson Hendley (@rickpitinofan) April 24, 2023
AND THIS ONE WHICH I’M NOT SURE BUT LOOKS LIKE A THREESOME PROPOSAL..
Rick my husband and I tried to reach you. We want to spend a night with you please #sjubb— Johnnies Maniac (@JohnniesManiac) April 24, 2023
OR THIS ONE FROM A FAN WHO IS STILL UPSET FROM 1998…
I still remember when u treated us as garbage when u lost ur NCAA Championship ring in Puerto Rico in 1998. Don’t fake it, dude— vampi (@VAMPI80) April 25, 2023
PITINO WAS SEEN WITH JON STEWART, BEN STILLER AND OTHERS
Here’s the original clip of MSG cameras not taking Pitino’s face off the camera. You just know the operator back in the truck was like “Wait is he… yeah he’s definitely giving out his number. Let’s keep the shot on him.”
We’re not sure who Pitino was openly mouthing his number to but we’re glad he did.
You know that as soon as those first 8-10 random text messages and calls started coming in that he was like “Ohhhh, crap.”
There’s nothing worst than getting stupid spam messages and robo-calls. But imagine getting hundreds of them from mouth-breathing Johnnies fans, Boston fans who still hate you, or Louisville fans that still ‘can’t quit you?’ Not to mention every high school player in the tri-state area whose parents are like “You know what… you should text Pitino and send him your highlight reel!”
Sounds like an absolute disaster, and I love it.
Welcome back to New York City, Coach!
Oh, and good luck finding those recruits – you need ’em.