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BallertainmentGary Payton and Rick Pitino elected to Hall of Fame with five others
Monday, Gary Payton became a first ballot Hall of Famer and Rick Pitino added to what could be his personal “Best Week Ever” as the official announcement of the 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was made in Atlanta.
Payton played 17 years in the league, made nine All-Star appearances and won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006.
Rick Pitino is the current head coach for the University of Louisville men’s basketball team and could become the first to ever lead two different teams (the other was Kentucky) to a championship in NCAA history if the Cardinals defeat the Michigan Wolverines in Monday night’s NCAA Basketball Tournament finals.
Joining Payton and Pitino are Bernard King, WNBA All-Star Dawn Staley, and coaches Sylvia Hatchell, Guy Lewis and Jerry Tarkanian.
The direct-elected members are Dr. E.B. Henderson, Russ Granik, Oscar Schmidt, Roger Brown and Richard Guerin...
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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino led his team to the 2013 NCAA championship Monday night with an 82-76 win over the Michigan Wolverines.
Pitino probably expected to win the championship after getting the top seed in this year's NCAA tournament. What Pitino didn't expect, however, were the loud fireworks that went off a few seconds after the...
A little pep talk from Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino has helped the women's team go on quite a run.
Pitino talked to the team at the end of the Big East tournament. The Cardinals haven't lost since.
The Cardinals became the 10th school to have both basketball teams reach the Final Four in the same season. UConn was the only school to win both titles in the same...
Someday soon, Rick Pitino is going to have to explain the tattoo to his grandkids.
But first, he's going to tell them the story of how getting into the Hall of Fame might have been only the second best thing that happened to him on a serendipitous Monday in April.
Because barely 12 hours after Pitino became a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in sports, he did something...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced to the world that he had promised his players that he would be getting a tattoo if they won it all. Is this it?
It's good to be Rick Pitino these days.
Top-seeded Louisville is playing for the national championship, giving Pitino a chance to be the first coach to win titles at two different schools. His son, Richard, is the new Minnesota coach. One of his horses has a spot in the Kentucky Derby after coming from behind to win the Santa Anita Derby.
Oh, and Monday morning, the Hall of...
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Daily Dribbles, where you have come to get some type of basketball knowledge and news, oh yeah, and snark. I missed you all last week due to a vacation. I'm sorry about that. Well, sorta of, I can't say I was losing a lot of sleep over not getting you news, but I still missed giving...
They haven't stopped partying in Louisville.
The latest celebration Wednesday was a bit more structured as the NCAA champion Cardinals' men's team and runner-up women's squad received heroes' welcomes at the KFC Yum! Center. A near-capacity crowd awash in red thanked players and coaches for providing one of the most satisfying weeks ever with both playing for...
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
This title came...
Today, the Louisville women’s basketball team will compete against the UConn Huskies in New Orleans for the national championship. If the Cardinals are successful, Louisville will join UConn as only the second school in history to win the men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same year.
Unfortunately, if the Cards pull it off, the two teams won’t celebrate together...
Volume beat quality as Louisville took down a game Michigan squad, 82-76, to earn their 3rd national championship and 1st under Rick Pitino in what will likely go down as one of the best played national championship games of all-time.
Why say volume was the difference? Perhaps because the Cardinals were able to get off 13 more field goal attempts, going 28-61 (45.9...
The last note of ''One Shining Moment'' had yet to reach the people in the cheap seats at the Georgia Dome when college basketball started doing what it does so well - looking ahead to next season.
Louisville's 82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night is going to go down as one of the best national championship games. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino won his second...
The 2012-13 NCAA men's basketball season is over. It ended when Louisville took home their own trophy on Monday night, which is just their third in program history.
(Big deal - UCLA has 11; call us when you reach the halfway point, Rick Pitino.)
With that, though, comes the scrambling associated with basketball recruiting. For UCLA, that scramble is mostly over. The Bruins...