Home Sports Basketball Twenty years later, Rick Pitino’s ‘not walking through that door’ rant lives... SportsBasketball Twenty years later, Rick Pitino’s ‘not walking through that door’ rant lives on February 28, 2020 3 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twenty years ago, Dana Barros remembers sitting down late at night after another brutal Celtics loss in an era full of brutal Celtics losses. Though memory has faded through the years, Barros believes he flipped on the television to rewatch Boston’s last-second loss to Toronto. Despite nearly perfect defense from Adrian Griffin, Vince Carter drilled a 3-pointer as time expired to beat Barros’ Celtics, 96-94. Barros was on the injured list at the time dealing with back spasms, but intended to inspect the film to learn what he could from his team’s 34th defeat that season. The guard ended up seeing, for the first time, the rant that has stuck with Rick Pitino ever since. “Larry Bird is not walking through that door, fans.” Pitino was in his third season coaching the Celtics. He was nearing the end of a tenure that began with high hopes of reviving Boston basketball but ended with a long list of failures. “Kevin McHale… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘People are hungry for the truth’: Why sports documentaries are in a golden era Wizards five-time All-Star John Wall declares himself fully healthy NBA reportedly considering World Cup-style pool play for when season resumes Lillard: 'I'm not going to be participating' in 'meaningless games' Charles Barkley open to participating in next 'The Match' "Need Some Level Of Certainty": NBA Union Boss On Players Wanting Sport To Resume Audio surfaces of Michael Jordan saying he 'won't play' if Isiah Thomas is on Dream Team In re-started NBA season, the Bucks, Lakers will be winners. The losers are … How the Nets became one of the hottest teams in Vegas during the NBA hiatus NBA learns from the past as it moves to Wilson for future basketballs ‘Honest, funny, relatable’: How sports have influenced ‘The Simpsons’ Future Mock Draft: Selecting the best NBA rosters in 2025 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.