Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino turns 61-years old today.  To say that the past year has been a good one for Pitino is an extreme understatement. Let’s take a look back at just how special year number 60 was for the hall-of-famer. April, 3 - Pitino received confirmation that he would be welcomed with the 2013 class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. April, 3 – Pitino’s son, Richard, finds out he has been hired to be the next head basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. April, 3 – Pitino and his wife celebrated their 37th anniversary. April, 6 – Pitino’s horse, Goldencents won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby qualifying for the Kentucky Derby in May. April, 6 - Louisville defeated Wichita State to advance to the National Championship, despite being down by twelve points in the second half. April, 8 – Pitino officially welcomed into the Naismith Hall of Fame at the championship ceremony in Atlanta. April, 8 - Pitino received a $2.7 million bonus, the accumulatio
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