It’s so bad that Pitino even lost his top recruit, Marquis Teague — who just happens to be the son of one of his former players — to none other than Calipari.
It’s gotten to the point where the guy who didn’t want to deal with one-and-done players now has his sights set on Quincy Miller — a clear-cut, one-year loaner who is a virtual lock to leave college after the 2011-12 season.
Pitino would like nothing more than to get out of Louisville and get a fresh start. But there are no viable options.
“It would be very difficult to hire him now,” said one athletic director of a top-20 caliber program. “Not with everything that’s happened. He wouldn’t be on my radar.”
“No chance,” said another big-time AD. “He’s almost unhireable right now.”