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Why Pitino's not coaching Michigan

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08:23 AM ET 04.08 | Of course, it has -- on Monday night, anyway -- worked out fine for Michigan. [Rick Pitino] actually signed an agreement to become Michigan's coach in 2001, after Brian Ellerbe was fired. But his wife, Joanne, talked him out of it, and encouraged him to instead take the Louisville job. ... "I said to her, 'You don't understand, the (former) Kentucky coach can't coach at Louisville. You're just not getting it.' She said, 'It's one game every year, and every other year you have to visit. What's the big deal?' I said, 'It's a big deal.' ... "She said, 'You know what, that line you're always using, 'I'd rather live one day as a lion than a thousand as a lamb? You're an 'F--- lamb.' Then she walked downstairs." Rick Pitino did what good husbands do. He listened.

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April 8, 2013  08:28 AM ET

And after she called him a F'N Lamb, Rick rushed to his favorite italian restaurant and bang a 3 on the floor. That'll teach her for calling him a lamb!!!

April 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET

She's got as good a set of hangers as he does.

April 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Sounds made up. A wife couldn't influence her husband to not take a coaching job.... errr. Thanks, Rita!!!!!

April 8, 2013  10:25 AM ET

I hope that MICHIGAN burys that our team tonight.

April 8, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I hope that MICHIGAN burys that our team tonight.

Perhaps you'd like to edit that post a bit....

April 8, 2013  11:14 AM ET

Pitino's wife is one smart cookie ......can't blame her for changing his mind.

April 8, 2013  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And after she called him a F'N Lamb, Rick rushed to his favorite italian restaurant and bang a 3 on the floor. That'll teach her for calling him a lamb!!!

THAT IS what good husbands do...

April 8, 2013  11:43 AM ET

"Bang a 3 on the floor" means what, exactly?

April 8, 2013  11:45 AM ET

A few decades ago, Saab produced a sedan with three cylinders, three forward speeds, and a floor mounted shifter...

April 8, 2013  11:47 AM ET

I am aware of Rick Petino's infidelity through press reports and the purported liaison in a restaurant after hours, but how does "3" fit into this?

April 8, 2013  11:47 AM ET

Curious minds quad.

April 8, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I am aware of Rick Petino's infidelity through press reports and the purported liaison in a restaurant after hours, but how does "3" fit into this?

Maybe the comment is in reference to the attractiveness of said bangee.

April 8, 2013  12:52 PM ET

On a scale of 1-10

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April 8, 2013  01:49 PM ET
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LMFAO and I'm not sure why...

April 8, 2013  01:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A few decades ago, Saab produced a sedan with three cylinders, three forward speeds, and a floor mounted shifter...

as opposed to the old "3 on the tree"?

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April 8, 2013  03:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

as opposed to the old "3 on the tree"?

The American way - 3 on the tree, 4 on the floor.

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