(ESPN) – ESPN is reporting this morning that Rick Pitino has hired an agent in hopes that he can be hired by an NBA team.
According to Adrian Wojinarowski, the former Louisville and Kentucky coach has hired Drew Rosenhaus, a high-profile NFL agent, to represent him.
“I just want to be a part of an organization,” Pitino told ESPN. “I want to develop young players. I want to be part of a team. I miss it terribly. I’m using this time to really study the NBA. If something opens up with a young basketball team, I’d have deep interest in it.”
In recent months, Pitino has also stated he thought he was finished coaching.
Pitino was let go from UofL following the “pay-for-play” scandal that resulted in the school’s 2013 National Championship being vacated.