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Report: Rick Pitino's Name Is Being Mentioned "A Lot" For This Job

Rick Pitino during his interview with ESPN.

Could we be seeing Rick Pitino on the sideline of a college basketball court next season? Maybe...

The former Louisville head coach reportedly is interested in getting back into the sport. There's reportedly a program that could have some interest in hiring him, too.

Georgia fired head coach Mark Fox after nine seasons this weekend. The Bulldogs went 18-15, 7-11 in the SEC this past season.

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams says that Pitino is a potential candidate for the job. His name is reportedly being mentioned "a lot."

"Been hearing Rick Pitino’s name a lot from trusted sources regarding the Georgia job," says Williams.

Pitino did recently say that he wants to get back into coaching.

“The level doesn’t matter to me,” he told ESPN. “I just need it to be someone who believes in me.”

Pitino was fired by Louisville as a result of the FBI's investigation into the college basketball world. The Cardinals allegedly received a commitment from a five-star prospect after adidas paid $100K for it. Pitino maintains that he is innocent.

“I’ve been assassinated by the Southern District of N.Y.,” Pitino said, “without any wiretap or shred of evidence, and the University of Louisville. That being said, I love teaching basketball and am more passionate than ever.”

Maybe Pitino will get another job. And maybe it will be soon. But a head coaching job in the SEC like Georgia? That'd be pretty stunning.