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The Fizz has taken you inside our world at Big East Media Day this week. We’ve tackled the important questions. Like who is the best dressed coach in the Big East?
The Fizz results of a (very) informal poll are in – and The Per’fesser actually finished pretty respectably.
Not surprisingly, Jay Wright and Rick Pitino got most of the first place votes from both players and coaches around the conference. Jay Wright looks like he‚Äôs right out of a JC Penny catalogue and Pitino has pulled some of the flashiest outfits we‚Äôve ever seen.
For the breakdown of the many outfits of Pitino, we turn to a few of his U of L players in Peyton Siva and Preston Knowles.
Siva says of Pitino‚Äôs all white getup,¬†‚ÄúHe has suits, the white one, that if you throw a red fruit punch on it, it‚Äôll slide right off. I think he has a suit for every day of the year.‚Äù
I wouldn‚Äôt recommend throwing fruit punch of any of his suits. As for the rest of his attire, Siva continues,¬†‚ÄúCoach P. has three sets of clothes: It‚Äôs either small shorts and a t-shirt, like he was still playing in college shorts to practice. Then he has his sweatsuit game, where he just wears his regular grey sweatsuit. And then it‚Äôs all dress suits after that.‚Äù
Small shorts? Like nut-huggers? ‚ÄúThe first time I saw them I laughed but he was walking and I had to turn around and run to the other end of the court, giggle in the corner, and them come back and stretch.‚Äù
Knowles acknowledges that a certain coach from Philadelphia has a good look too.¬†‚ÄúHomeboy Jay Wright, he‚Äôs smooth right there.‚Äù
John Flowers from West Virginia agreed.¬†‚ÄúHe‚Äôs got the flashiest suits and he‚Äôs a little bit younger so he stands out a little more.‚Äù
Notre Dame‚Äôs Ben Hansborough was blown away.¬†‚ÄúHe‚Äôs simply the best dressed. He‚Äôs got the medley of suits. You never know what he‚Äôs gonna pull out.”
Notably drab Bob Huggins, who can always be found in his windbreaker,¬†gave it to us simple.
‚ÄúIts comfortable. I‚Äôm a coach, I‚Äôm not a model.‚Äù
To his credit he was wearing a three piece, pinstripe suit at Media Day.
I asked Huggins about why he thinks Jim Boeheim never wears a full suit. The Per’fesser always dons a sportcoat or jacket, but they are never a part of the same suit.
‚ÄúHe may not have one. He probably doesn‚Äôt get paid enough. I mean the truth of the matter is ‚ÄòBo is dressing a whole lot better since Juli dresses him. Before he was an absolute mess. Juli has done a wonderful job with him‚Ä¶ with not a lot to work with.‚Äù
What about Coach Boeheim? What was his response? You can listen to the¬†FizzCast with Kris Joseph, Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, and Coach Boeheim above.
What was Pitino‚Äôs response to being voted best dressed?
‚ÄúWell in this conference that‚Äôs not the highest compliment in the world trying to beat out these coaches.‚Äù
Posted: Mike Couzens