COVID chaos: Rick Pitino actually has a good idea


Let's give credit where credit is due. It seems like Rick Pitino might be on to something.

When it comes to Pitino's popularity among Boston sports fans, it's a bit thin thanks to his tumultuous tenure with the Celtics. And he certainly has continued to have his issues since leaving New England, most notably being forced out as the coach of the Louisville men's basketball team.

Pitino now finds himself as the first-year coach for Iona, which just happens to be on the teams currently impacted by COVID-19. According to The Stadium's Jeff Goodman, the Gaels are one 20 programs that are shut down for the time being.

Well, Pitino has an idea ... and it's not a bad one.

Iona's first four games have either been postponed or cancelled.

The 68-year-old Pitino has been coaching in the Euroleague since leaving Louisville in 2018. He joins a Gaels team that went 12-17 last season.