You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

on basketball

Time to forgive Rick Pitino for Celtics era

SPRINGFIELD — It took nearly 13 minutes into his speech during Sunday’s induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame before Rick Pitino addressed his three-plus seasons coaching the Celtics.

Pitino initially gave the impression he would rather skip that forgettable period, as he jumped from talking about his tenure at Kentucky — calling it “Camelot” — to his current job coaching the University of Louisville.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week