Rick Pitino referred to his decision to not extend his contract with Panathinaikos and part ways with the “Greens”.
Here is what the Hall of Famer coach said in a interview with The Vegas Take:
On his decision to turn down Panathinaikos offer: “I was offered the president’s job as well as the head coaching job of Panathinaikos. If it wasn’t for some personal issues back home with a grandchild and some of my children, I would’ve probably gone back.”
On his plans for next season: “I will take this year off and hopefully the NCAA will get around to speaking with me and find out.”
On his experience in the EuroLeague: “I think certainly Milan and Italy had great food. I loved Moscow. I was shocked at how nice Moscow was and shocked at how nice the beaches were in Tel Aviv.
I wasn’t crazy about Istanbul, just because of the traffic. The European side was a little bit nicer than the Asian side. But you couldn’t move with the traffic. Nobody spoke any English at all.”