Pitino: ‘I’m not a candidate for the Arizona job’

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino

Bryan Roy

While speculation continues to mount on UA athletic director Jim Livengood’s head coaching search, one name is off the list for sure: Rick Pitino.

Pitino, Louisville’s coach rumored to be a possible candidate for Arizona’s coaching vacancy, told SI.com he is not considering succeeding Lute Olson.

Pitino led his No. 1-seeded Cardinals to an Elite Eight berth after beating the Wildcats in the Sweet 16.

“”I’m not a candidate for the Arizona job and I never was,”” he told SI.com’s Seth Davis on Wednesday. “”I am not interested in any job. I am definitely returning to the University of Louisville.””

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