I’m also in MN. My thoughts are the apple doesn’t travel to far from the tree. At the highest levels of college basketball there is going to shady dealings, regardless of the school. Pitino has done a great job recruiting from HS and the transfer market. Is Richard doing the same thing that his Dad has done? Not a chance. They are checking too much stuff in regards to compliance at MN because of the Clem Haskins’ issues. Does that mean nothing happens? We will probably never know.
I’ve even watched their practices in the past. What I would say is, when you hire a coach that use to be an AAU coach there is shady happenings going on. The Pitino’s aren’t the only ones to do this. This happens everywhere. Why? You need players. If you don’t have players, you don’t win.