LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 11: Rick Pitino the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals gives instructions to his team during the exhibition game against the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers at the KFC Yum! Center on November 11, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 96-54. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino has been officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Here’s a photo of his new hardware:
Louisville Coach Rick Pitino with his hardware following his @Hoophall enshrinement #2013HOF #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/Hhq0zfdcIK
— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) September 8, 2013
That’ll look nice next to his 2013 National Championship trophy and ring.
Prior to taking the lead position with the Cardinals basketball team in 2001, Pitino coached at three schools on the collegiate level — Boston University, Providence College and the University of Kentucky. He is considered to be one of the best basketball coaches in the country, earning two national championships in his career. This honor is definitely deserved - even Kentucky thinks so. Congrats, coach.