Rick Pitino, awful Celtics coach, was outdone by Rick Pitino, awful Celtics president | The Worst


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  • Solo Business
    Solo Business  14 hours back

    This video is retarded

    • 74kjohnson
      74kjohnson  2 days back

      Celtics ownership lowered the banners during Pitino's introduction at the Garden. Red Auerbach's response to this "We don't lower banners here. We raise them."

      • Jami Abell
        Jami Abell  2 days back

        I bought Rick's house in Lexington Ky.

        • Aaron Schafer
          Aaron Schafer  3 days back

          Why is the bassist from Nirvana in that Laker team photo?

          • Don't Ask
            Don't Ask  3 days back

            Pitino was awful

            • Jo Palm
              Jo Palm  4 days back

              Isiah Thomas hired himself as a coach, I think that went worse...

              • Genesis Kellerman
                Genesis Kellerman  1 weeks back


                • Andreas Foerster
                  Andreas Foerster  1 weeks back

                  This makes me so sad because I actually love Rick Pitino and Louisville, but you know, they're not wrong lol: he was terrible in the NBA

                  • Latrell Pryor
                    Latrell Pryor  2 weeks back

                    They legit could’ve had Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billups and Tracey McGrady on the same team🤦🏾‍♂️

                    • John Harrington
                      John Harrington  2 weeks back

                      And the sad thing is, it was still bad after Pitino resigned. Chris Wallace was still the GM of the Celtics until 2003 and managed to:

                      Use the pick they acquired from Denver in a previous trade to select Jerome Moiso (That pick could have been held onto all the way until 2003. Yes, that same pick that Denver would go on to use on Carmelo Anthony. Oops)
                      Simultaneously draft Joe Johnson and miss out on Tony Parker (For Joe Forte and Kedrick Brown)
                      Trade away Joe Johnson in the middle of his rookie season for Tony Delk and half a season of Rodney Rogers
                      Trade Potapenko, Anderson and other pieces for a clearly washed up Vin Baker

                      Imagine being Danny Ainge and inheriting that mess of a roster from the 02-03 season that was coming off a spanking by the Nets after reaching the conference finals the previous season. No cap space, no high draft picks, and only Paul Pierce as a valuable trade chip.

                      • Midnight Owl
                        Midnight Owl  2 weeks back

                        192 people think Larry Bird is walking through that door...

                        • MadSnake123
                          MadSnake123  2 weeks back

                          So ... Are you telling me that we could had have a potential team with Billups, T-Mac, Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce under Larry Bird coaching ??? ... Damn !!!

                          • musyarofah1
                            musyarofah1  3 weeks back

                            Soccer's worst coaching hire:
                            -Juande Ramos to Tottenham
                            -Roy Hodgson to Liverpool
                            -Luigi Del Neri to Juventus
                            -Carlos Queiroz to Real Madrid

                            • Stlye Love
                              Stlye Love  3 weeks back


                              • Hugh Cipher
                                Hugh Cipher  3 weeks back

                                Wow what complete fuckery 😂🤣😂 i had no idea Patino sucked so hard in Boston

                                • ivaneurope
                                  ivaneurope  3 weeks back

                                  Fun trivia fact: Rick Pitino's last team he coached was Panathinaikos Basketball Club. It wears green and white as well as having cloverleaf as one of its signature symbols, the same as one of Pitino's former teams - the Boston Celtics. His biggest contribution in Athens - winning the Greek League and Cup as well as 6th in the EuroLeague .

                                  • garrison 68
                                    garrison 68  3 weeks back

                                    I agree with this judgment, he was just terrible. To let go of Billups and pass up McGrady?

                                    • Joe Malcolm
                                      Joe Malcolm  4 weeks back

                                      Jon Gruden would be proud of the video game style tradings.

                                      • Lester Sonza
                                        Lester Sonza  4 weeks back

                                        can u make the worst nba trade.

                                        • JaronZ
                                          JaronZ  4 weeks back

                                          Billups would have been a massive help to that ECF Celtics squad.

                                          • guyrb
                                            guyrb  4 weeks back

                                            Hey Elgin Baylor was screwed by the pestilence that was Donald Sterling

                                            • soaky4
                                              soaky4  4 weeks back

                                              "Cyber-tione," Walter McCardy, Ron Mercer... Kentucky contributed to the Celtics in the late 90s-early 2000s

                                              • Frederick Sweeney
                                                Frederick Sweeney  4 weeks back

                                                I thin Pitino's stint with the celtics is a lesson to keep the coaches coaching, and the executives executing. It takes a very rare talent to do both.

                                                • Daniel Wolff
                                                  Daniel Wolff  4 weeks back

                                                  @SB Nation. Do "The worst NBA Contract ever."

                                                  • Daniel Wolff
                                                    Daniel Wolff  4 weeks back

                                                    @Love Supreme Gilbert Arenas

                                                  • Love Supreme
                                                    Love Supreme  4 weeks back

                                                    Wow. So many... Eddie Robinson, Fred Hoiberg, Luc Longley, Jason Caffey, Greg Oden, JR Rider

                                                • Breadmancer
                                                  Breadmancer  4 weeks back

                                                  Hey, Tony Battie was the guy who made sure Paul Pierce got prompt medical attention the night he got stabbed 11 times. Now maybe if Battie isn't there, maybe they go to a club down the street and nothing happens, but as it stands he was instrumental to the Celtics' 17th championship!

                                                  • Cecil Hatchett
                                                    Cecil Hatchett  4 weeks back

                                                    So Celtics had Chauncey and Tmac could you imagine

                                                    • Grim
                                                      Grim  1 months back

                                                      Why not give credit to the owner that hired Pitino?

                                                      • Mr Orange
                                                        Mr Orange  1 months back

                                                        I will kill Rick Pitino when I get the chance

                                                        • Jason Salib
                                                          Jason Salib  1 months back

                                                          Has a Lakers fan. SB Nation is not far behind making a similar video of the Lakers circus that's been going on for years.

                                                          • TheBadSalesman
                                                            TheBadSalesman  1 months back

                                                            This guy is in Greece now, coaching Athens' Panathinaikos. Kinda sad, but he supposedly got a lot of money to leave the States

                                                            • George Law
                                                              George Law  2 months back

                                                              Wow, I remember reading stories about this when all this turmoil was going on. I had no idea it was this bad.

                                                              • Gorgeous Randy Flamethrower

                                                                Sounds like Tyronn Lue

                                                                • Adrian Arshad
                                                                  Adrian Arshad  2 months back

                                                                  Can you imagine a Celtics team with McGrady, Pierce and Billups with the addition of someone like Pau Gasol later? Crazy.

                                                                  • Michael Alan Kearns
                                                                    Michael Alan Kearns  2 months back

                                                                    Adrian Arshad Luckily, that didn’t happen and my Pistons benefited, immensely, from Pitino’s ineptitude.

                                                                • Bringing_It_@ll_Back_Gnome

                                                                  as a Celtics fan that is disgusting that they turned down Larry bird for this fool, they deserved what they got for that one

                                                                  • FFC Fortnite
                                                                    FFC Fortnite  2 months back

                                                                    Never say Boston like that again please

                                                                    • One Deep Savage
                                                                      One Deep Savage  2 months back

                                                                      Pitino always reminds me of Tony Stark for some reason lol

                                                                      • Superman Wayne
                                                                        Superman Wayne  2 months back

                                                                        Could’ve had Chauncey and TMac wow!

                                                                        • Neil Ouellette
                                                                          Neil Ouellette  2 months back

                                                                          Rick Pitino "Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish ain't walking through that door folks. It's not happening".

                                                                          • HOT
                                                                            HOT  2 months back

                                                                            Hate to be devils advocate for an idiot like Pitino but he wasn't as terrible as the video makes him look, I've definitely seen worst in the NBA.
                                                                            He tried to establish an identity withing the organization something young coaches and teams seem to have no idea what is it about, when he left and the team finally had success under Jim O'Brian he just carried on Pitino's style of play all the way to the East Finals so you could see what Rick Pitino tried to intend as Coach and a GM.
                                                                            But yeah he was a terrible GM trading players just to trade again for them to get them back is as bad as it sounds, the particular situation with Chauncey Billups was a thing within the old NBA were a guy under 6'5'/6''' just couldn't play the shooting guard, you have to remember that Billups was more of a combo guard early on and the NBA as it whole tried to convert a lot of young promising SGs into a pass first PGs and Chauncey was not exception although he ended up being successful at it, very successful if you ask me.

                                                                            • M H
                                                                              M H  2 months back

                                                                              Okay this is a really specific comment literally MONTHS after you uploaded this, but still, tossing it out there anyway:
                                                                              the shaky image transitions that are being used all the time are distracting, jarring, and actually make it hard to watch.

                                                                              • Harry Hinzman
                                                                                Harry Hinzman  2 months back

                                                                                Now it’s magic for both

                                                                                • BlackSauce Noodles
                                                                                  BlackSauce Noodles  2 months back

                                                                                  Trash video

                                                                                  • BB Cute
                                                                                    BB Cute  2 months back

                                                                                    Larry. Bird would have been the correct choice.

                                                                                    • Zion Reid
                                                                                      Zion Reid  2 months back

                                                                                      Ironically one of those great college to NBA coaches is in Boston right now.

                                                                                      • IDK Plays
                                                                                        IDK Plays  2 months back

                                                                                        He had it all. . and he let them go.. like the thunder.. wtf?!?

                                                                                        • suiken
                                                                                          suiken  2 months back

                                                                                          Wasn't Don Nelson fired by the Knicks around 96 season? They should have hired him instead. We are talking about the winningest coach of all time. He turned Bucks and Warriors into contenders and later on, the Mavs.

                                                                                          And he also have history with the Celtics as a player. Gaston is such a dumbass.

                                                                                          • Arvin Fernandez
                                                                                            Arvin Fernandez  2 months back

                                                                                            Dafuq is that broken shooting form 0:45

                                                                                            • Raptors4life
                                                                                              Raptors4life  2 months back

                                                                                              At least he hepled Panathinaikos...