Rick Pitino: I will grow a beard until we play again

2019-05-20T20:27:54+00:00 2019-05-20T20:27:54+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

20/May/19 20:27


Rick Pitino spoke to the press following the first playoffs game in the Greek League that never took place.

By Kostas Giataganas / info@eurohoops.net

Olympiacos forfeiting the first playoffs game against Panathinaikos got eliminated from the championship, while the Greens played… against each other this Monday, while a chicken was laid out on the Reds’ bench.

Rick Pitino shared his thoughts after the game that never actually took place. “I can’t talk about Olympiacos, though I can talk about Panathinaikos. It’s disappointing because I came here to coach for basketball and not to know about the morals of the sport. It will be a month without having played basketball. We are disappointed in the Federation that has brought us this far back. Most of the players should be done with their responsibilities on June 15, but for about a month now they don’t play. It’s disappointing. I’ve seen things that I haven’t seen those 40 years as a coach, both good and bad”

As for not playing for nearly a month now, the American coach broke a joke about it. “I was paid to make Panathinaikos a playoffs team and tried to give some advice about the future of the team. That’s what coaches do. At this point I can’t wait until we play again, that’s why I grow a bear. I will keep growing it until we play again.”