LOOK: Rick Pitino was thirsty for Yeezys in his texts with Adidas exec
The disgraced former Louisville coach really wanted those Yeezys with the zebra stripes
Sneakerheads know how tough it can be to get ahold of some Yeezys, and it turns out Rick Pitino had trouble snagging the super-popular kicks even despite his shady partnership with Adidas.
Documents from Pitino's lawyer show that the former Louisville coach, who was fired this week following , texted with Adidas exec Jim Gatto and tried to score some "Zebra" style Adidas Yeezy Boost 350s. The best part of the exchange -- aside from Pitino's request essentially getting shut down -- is the coach mistakenly calling them "Yeesys."
You can check out the exchange below, if only to not feel so bad next time you miss out on a coveted pair of sneaks.
The FBI arrested Gatto last month after an investigation led them to believe that the exec provided money to top basketball recruits in exchange for their commitment to colleges that were sponsored by Adidas. Pitino was fired this week after Louisville's athletic board unanimously voted for his termination amidst the massive bribery probe. Following the college's decision, Adidas also decided to cut ties with Pitino.
The coach plans to challenge the school's right to fire him "for cause."
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