Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings led the Panthers to as many wins during the ACC docket as your pet goldfish has. Of note, your pet goldfish is not a college basketball program — that anyone knows of anyone.
Now that everything except the crying is all said and done, the Panthers will head to the league tournament with a conference record of 0-18. To Stallings’ credit, Pitt’s overall record is a walloping 8-23 — highlighted by great wins over High Point, the mighty McNeese Cowboys, and somehow overcoming the Delaware State Hornets (who won three games this season).
Boston College did this a few years back, but it wasn’t as big of a deal. That’s mostly because Pitt was largely happy to see Jamie Dixon leave for TCU, then thought it would be a great idea to bring in Stallings. Eggs on their face now, I guess.
Stallings, who might be one of the rare coaches who gets fired after only two years, has only managed to recruit three-star players to the program since landing the job. In turn, if Pitt decided to keep him, things are likely only to get worse.
Far, far worse. Your eyeballs might die.
Moreover, Pitt’s attendance has dropped dramatically this season. Operating in an arena that can seat a little over 12,000 people, the Panthers have averaged around 3,000 people per game this season.