Rick Pitino says he's 'not a candidate' for job at Indiana
Another potential candidate for the job at Indiana is apparently crossed off the list.
Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Iona head coach Rick Pitino confirmed that he’s not a candidate for the open vacancy at Indiana. He also said he’s not interested in a job anywhere else and plans to finish out his career with the Gaels.
“I’m not a candidate for Indiana or any other job,” Pitino told reporters. “You could come to me with the greatest job in the world, and I would not consider it. I came home to coach and end my career at a small, Catholic school.”
Pitino joins a list of other coaches who are also reportedly out of the mix.
Former Indiana star guard and current Nevada head coach Steve Alford and Alabama head coach Nate Oats reportedly do not have interest in the position. On Tuesday, Boston Celtics head coach and former Butler leader Brad Stevens says he will not be leaving his current job for Bloomington.
Indiana parted ways with Archie Miller on Monday after the Hoosiers finished 12-15 and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for a fifth consecutive year.