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Default Should Rick Pitino's jersey be removed from Rupp Arena?
Rick Pitino....
Head coach of the UK Men's basketball team from 1989-1997.
He coached the 1996 team to the National Championship and brought UK back from the dead after severe sanctions in the late 80's. He led the Wildcats to an overall 219-50 record, six straight NCAA tournaments, five SEC tournament championships, two regular season SEC championships & seven straight winning seasons, all with over 26+ wins.

He left UK after the 1997 season to coach the Boston Celtics.

But then, he returned to the Bluegrass state and became the head coach of the worst possible team.... the loserville cardinals. Since then, he has became the biggest villain towards UK as possible. Going 6-12 vs. Kentucky in head-to-head games and making the most outlandish statements about UK, their fans and the state.

His career at UofL is now FOREVER tainted. The Karen Sypher trial, StripperGate/Katina Powell scandal, having the 2013 National Championship vacated, flipping off the UK crowd at Rupp Arena after the 2015 game and now being referred to in a Federal Indictment as [Coach-2] in reference to UofL's [University-6] involvement in the FBI investigation. He has been placed on 10-Day administrative leave without pay and is all but fired as the head coach. The UofL president & chairman of the Board of Trustees admitted in a press conference that they are [University-6] that is named in the Federal Indictment. On Thursday, multiple respectable media outlets revealed that sources with knowledge of the investigation told them that Rick Pitino is [Coach-2]. Pitino has denied he had any knowledge of the StripperGate/Katina Powell scandal and now is denying he had any knowledge of the events described in the Indictment. The USAO for the Southern District of New York & the FBI have said they have audio & video recordings of the allegations.

He has turned two fan bases against him that used to all but worship the ground he walked on. He will NEVER be welcomed back in Rupp Arena and now will NEVER be welcomed back in the KFC Yum! Center.

So to my question and poll topic.... should UK remove Rick Pitino's individual jersey from the rafters. Of course leaving up the 1996 championship banner and all the players who played under him during his time at UK (but Richie Farmer's), but remove his based on the scandles he has been involved with over the past 10+ years.
Even though he wasn't at UK when all of this happened, IMO, having your jersey in the rafters at Rupp is an honor.... and yes, IMO, Richie Farmer's needs to be removed as well, and that is long over due.

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