......in 1989, Rick Pitino promises Big Blue Nation "will win and we will win right away." The University held a press conference at Patterson Office Tower officially naming Pitino as the new men's basketball coach. The rebuilding would start immediately. Inheriting a roster consisting only of eight players and one returning starter, Pitino would try to recover from the worst season since 1926-27. Pitino said, "Sanctions and probation just make it tougher. But we will overcome all obstacles to make Kentucky basketball rich again." To make his point, he held up the "Kentucky's Shame" Sports Illustrated cover and vowed the next time the Cats would be on the cover, we would be "cutting down certain nets."
Big Blue Booyah on Tom Leach