After all this, how does Rick Pitino ever again go into a recruit’s home, look the player’s mother in the eye and tell her with a straight face that he’ll watch over her son’s education and moral well-being?
How does Pitino ever punish a player for violating a team rule? How does he offer life lessons to his players? How does he walk onto a stage to give one of his patented motivational speeches without being laughed right off of it?
Basically, how does Rick Pitino continue being Rick Pitino, especially when we’re not entirely certain just who that person is anymore?