Boston Sports Radio Show Conducts The Shortest Interview Ever With Rick PitinoPosted by nvr1983 on October 3rd, 2013
Over the years we have heard plenty of radio guests hang up when they disagreed with the host’s comments or line of questioning. Having listened to The Dan LeBatard radio show for years I have heard this happen on several occasions, but what happened to Rick Pitino today on Toucher & Rich, a Boston-based radio show, might be the most embarrassing piece of sports radio “journalism” that I can remember.
Here is their “interview” with Pitino:
Fred Toucher: 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.
Toucher: You stink. You ruined the Celtics.
(Hosts hang up and laugh uproariously for several minutes with a few comments in between)
After the laughter died down, the hosts did make some salient points questioning what qualified Pitino to write several leadership books and whether anybody should be taking advice from a basketball coach on how to run a business (this applies to all coaches who do so not just Pitino).
You can listen to the full segment below:
Unfortunately, Pitino was no longer on the line (as the hosts hung up on him) so he couldn’t answer any additional questions. While I understand how much Boston dislikes Pitino (lived in Boston from 2001 through 2012), I have no idea what good this type of radio segement does other than to make Pitino look like a sympathetic figure.