The man has 9 lives and is probably going to get 9 years.One of the odd things about Pitino is that - just when it looks like he is in real trouble - he has managed to come up with some decent seasons.
going into 2020-21 - with Oturu gone - expectations are going to be extremely low. Even if Carr comes back.
So - if the Gophers can just be OK - not great, but just OK - Pitino comes out looking good by comparison.
So much of how coaches are perceived has to do with expectations. If you expect a team to be great, and they're only good, the coach looks bad.
But, if you expect a team to be dog crap, and they manage to look somewhat competent, the coach looks good.
So, I think there is a chance that Pitino can keep his job if he just manages to look somewhat competent. A low bar, to be sure.