Remember how the rumors used to linger for days every time Rick Pitino was reported to be leaving the University of Louisville for a job in the NBA or at another university?

Rick was quick to slam the door on reports that his son Richard Pitino would be entertaining any thoughts about taking the vacant Boston University job.

“Richard is under contract for two years,” he told the news media Tuesday. “If the greatest job in America came up next year, he is not going anywhere.”

Case closed.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.