This has absolutely nothing to do with Pitino. Everyone can say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. You want to say you can control players 100% of the time, it’s not realistic. Pitino said all the background info came back fine. It’s not exactly the easiest thing in the world for someone to come forward and not take a talented basketball player when there is nothing in the info you gathered that said Lynch had issues. It would be different if he was charged with a crime while in HS or at Illinois State and he wasn’t.
The school is protecting itself from a lawsuit from the Lynch family. The news conference was very bland and not specific for a reason. They can’t say anything that will put them into a tough position with the judicial system. My guess is that things may change a bit more with another woman coming forward but they have to let the judicial system play out before kicking him off the team.
On top of that, not everyone is Beilein. Lots of coaches want kids with a bit of an edge. Beilein won’t take a kid if he was lazy academically his freshman and sophomore years. Most coaches won’t do that because they have to win or they lose their job.__
Coffey is now out indefinitely. Puts a lot of pressure on the rest of the team to perform. They went from Sweet 16ish team to being on the bubble. Having expectations is hard, ask Northwestern.