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St. John's Made the Right Decision Hiring Rick Pitino

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It was announced on Monday that Rick Pitino agreed to a 6-year deal to become the head coach of St. John's basketball. Ben Maller thinks this was a great hire by St. John's despite all of the scandal that surrounds Pitino's past.

Ben Maller: "This is what's known as a rock solid move...Pitino is the cream of the crop among available coaches. He is the shampoo hire. What does that mean? That means he is head and shoulders above all the available options. At age 70, Pitino has seen and done it all on the sidelines."