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Today is a very special day for Rick Pitino. Not only is he coaching his Louisville Cardinals in the NCAA championship game against Michigan tonight, but this morning he was also elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pitino is one of a class of seven inductees announced today that will feature some other very well know names.
Nine-time All-Star and nine-time NBA All-Defensive first team member Gary Payton will also be entering the Hall of Fame. “The Glove” played most of his 17-year career with the Seattle Supersonics, but won an NBA championship in 2006 as a member of the Miami Heat.
Along with Payton, former NBA star Bernard King was also elected today. King played 14 seasons in the NBA. The prime of his career was spent with the New York Knicks where he was a two-time All-Star (1984, ’85) and the NBA scoring champion in 1985.
Other members of the 2013 Hall of Fame class elected today are former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women...
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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...
We take a closer looker at the numbers after coach Rick Pitino and Louisville took down Michigan to win the 2013 NCAA national championship.
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...
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...
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%) for the...
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...