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A fourth is up in the air. Head coach Rick Pitino of the Iona Gaels looks on during the first half against the Connecticut Huskies during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament held at MVP Arena on March 17, 2023, in Albany, New York. (C.
Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) Following Iona’s 87-63 loss to the UConn Huskies on Friday, Pitino was asked whether the first-round loss was his last as head coach of the Gaels. KENTUCKY UNAWARE 16-SEED FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON BEAT PURDUE DESPITE GAME ON JUMBOTRON: ‘NONE OF US KNEW THAT’ "I really don't have an answer to it, to be honest with you," Pitino said. "I have no idea if it is or isn't, because I've focused everything on this game, trying to develop a plan to beat Connecticut." Pitino has been rumored to be the preferred candidate for the head coaching position at St.
John's, a school just 20 miles away from Iona. Head coach Rick Pitino of the Iona Gaels reacts in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies during the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at MVP Arena on March 17, 2023, in Albany, New York. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) "I really haven't put any thought into it at all," Pitino said when asked whether he had a timeline for making a decision on his future. "I hear the question from you, and I think when you start thinking ahead, you always fail. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "We put a lot of effort into this game.Read more on foxnews.com