How many Italian restaurants are in Puerto Rico? That was my first thought upon hearing that a major newspaper on La Isla Del Encanto (as opposed to a minor newspaper) made the announcement that Pitino was going to head to that country to coach their basketball team.
The newspaper report claims that Pitino will lead Puerto Rico in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament next summer in Argentina, and then – should the squad qualify – in the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Puerto Rico Athletics Federation is hoping to get him down to the commonwealth and present him as their head coach before Christmas.
It’s a good idea for Pitino to get back in the headlines for his basketball acumen and not some of this other foolishness. Plus he could nail like 500 women there and nobody would even think to care because none of them speak English. Are you taking notes, Tiger Woods?