Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 4/4/13
Monday April, 8, 2013 could be a great day for Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. Not only could he be playing for his second national championship, but on Monday he’ll also find out if he’s been voted into the Naismith Basketball Hall-of-Fame. Pitino was on the ballot for the Hall of Fame last year, but was surprisingly snubbed. It’s hard to imagine him getting left out for the second consecutive year, especially if you consider the recent success over the last two years. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who is also in the Final Four this year, says it’s a no brainer to put Pitino in the Hall-of-Fame. “He should have been voted in last year,” Boeheim told the media at Thursday’s Final Four press confereces. “I don’t see any way in the world he wouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame. He’s got better credentials than probably 80 percent of the coaches in there.” One of Pitino’s first coaching jobs at the division one level was under Boeheim as an assistant coach at Syracuse in the 1970
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