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."