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Pitino not interested in return to NBA

Updated: February 12, 2010, 3:52 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Louisville coach Rick Pitino is denying a newspaper report that he's interested in a return to the NBA with the New Jersey Nets.

"There's not an ounce of truth to it," Pitino told ESPN.com's Pat Forde.

"I have no interest, period," Pitino said Thursday. "I'm done with coaching professional basketball. I've put the professional ranks behind me."

The New York Daily News reported Thursday that sources close to Pitino said the former Boston Celtics and New York Knicks coach had reached ...

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