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Rick Pitino says he will evaulate his future plans after the season, but that he doesn't think he "can live a day without coaching."

Louisville imposed a postseason ban and will play its last regular-season home game Tuesday night against Georgia Tech before closing out the season on Saturday at Virginia.

"I'll ask myself after the season if Louisville is a better place with Rick Pitino as coach, and if the answer is yes, I'll do what I've done for 15 years and come back and fight for a championship, and that's what I plan on doing," the embattled coach told Ian O'Connor in this ESPN.com column. "But if the time comes that I feel Louisville is better off without me, I'm without ego now. I'd recommend this job to everybody. The town is great, the AD is off-the-charts fantastic and loyal, and I have a super team coming back. But if I think Louisville will be better off without me, anything's possible."

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(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

As we addressed in this earlier column, Rick Pitino wasn't at ACC Media Day on Wednesday on the advice of his lawyers.

That left graduate transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis to speak for Louisville amid the sex scandal.

Since both players just arrived at the school this year, there was only so much they could say, and that was precisely why Louisville sent them.

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