Did Rick Pitino lie about his role in John Calipari’s UMass hiring?

Pitino and Calipari
Pitino and Calipari - photo by Ed Reinke | AP

From of the Lexington Herald-Leader:  “One of the more interesting aspects of S.L. Price’s terrific feature on John Caliapri is the examination of the role played in getting Calipari hired as the head coach at UMass, Pitino’s alma mater.  Price quotes others doubting Pitino’s assertion to last year that he wrote a check out of his personal account so that Calipari would be hired.  The story also says that Pitino played a role in the now infamous allegation that Calipari spread a rumor about Lou Carnesseca’s health to get a recruit.”

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