You remember Pete Gillen, don't you? (He's the guy on the right.)
He was the next big thing in coaching after leading Providence to the 1997 Elite Eight with God Shammgod only to end up getting run out of Charlottesville after 8 very mediocre seasons at UVA. He got the axe in 2005 and is now working for "CBS College Sports." If you've seen him on TV, you know he's (uh, how to put this delicately?...) bad.
Well, this is how he starts his Sweet 16 preview in today's New York Post:
"WELL, even though Georgetown is gone, three of my Final Four teams are alive - which is unusual. I've had a bad decade - I got fired, no friends, no money, no clothes."
Woah, take it easy big guy! Self-deprecating humor is great when you're Conan O'Brien, but it's different when you're Pete Gillen. I mean, he's actually had a terrible decade and we really wonder if he has no friends, money or clothes...
Hang in there, coach!
Posted by The Realests at 2:04 PM