Rick Pitino wants the press to not report on his press conference

Rick PitinoRick Pitino, head coach of the Louisville basketball team, has sure made a big mess — cheating on his wife, involved in an extortion attempt, and a variety of other strange things.  The problem is that he’s making it worse.

The story was starting to die down a bit, but Rick made sure it was front and center.  He called a press conference to discuss it, during which he told everyone to stop talking about it.  Huh?  What had drifted to being a third page story was now on the front page of every paper again — because of him!

To make it worse, he did some dumb things.  He loves to discuss national tragedies to make his problems seem relatively meek.  He brought up 9/11 in the past, and used Ted Kennedy this time.  The Sporting News theorizes that his statements during the press conference may get the trial moved to another state, which will be a headache for Rick to travel to during the basketball season.

Rick — you were advised by your lawyers not to say anything else.  Next time, listen to them!

You can watch the press conference below: