Toucher and Rich radio hosts troll Rick Pitino in most juvenile way possible

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville coach Rick Pitino did not have the very best tenure with the Boston Celtics, and two radio hosts were more than willing to remind him of that – in probably the most juvenile way possible.

Pitino has been on top of the basketball world for the last several months. He earned a berth in the Naismith Hall of Fame around the same time he led his Cardinals to the 2013 National Championship. Since then, he has caught massive fish, taken the title trophy to his daughter’s 21st birthday, rocked out in Vegas and generally just dominated at life. Did we mention his son was hired to take over a very good Minnesota program? Times are good for the Pitinos.

However, the man was not always revered as one of the great basketball minds of our generation – and Boston radio hosts Toucher and Rich were stoked to knock Pitino down a peg or two.

The hosts had Pitino call in to promote his new book, The One-Day Contract. However, he never even got a chance to chat about it. Or much of anything, for that matter.

Below is the entire transcript from the interview:

Fred: We are joined by Rick Pitino, former coach of the Celtics, current coach of the Louisville Cardinals who won the national championship. Rick Pitino, hello!

Pitino:Morning, guys.

Fred: You stink. You ruined the Celtics.

Toucher and Rich hung up after that and commenced to giggle like schoolgirls for roughly three minutes.

Stay classy, Boston.

[H/T: The Big Lead]

  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    Not sure if that is pathetic or just confusing. Either way I feel like I didn’t get the joke… oh, its funny because they hung up on him?

    I DID get it then. Hilarious…. I guess.

    • Mailman

      This is one of the best interviews I have ever heard. Maybe Ricki can read one of his own books, and call back in to do a review on himself. I think he NOW understands how everyone outside U of L feels about him. AWESOME

      • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

        Or maybe they tip their hats to those final four trips with… is it three different schools now?
        Or the multiple national championships.

        Or what I’m sure is a pretty ridiculous career collegiate winning percentage.

        No. I would say that most people outside Louisville respect his coaching ability even if they think he is a slime ball.

        And he works more or less as an educator of young men. It strikes me as less odd that he would be concerned about that sort of thing than it is odd that anyone actually cares what it is.

  • pverne

    Pitino did do a lousy job in Boston. This was nothing short of pathetic. It was cowardly, juvenile, and made Rick Pitino look a whole lot classier.