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Rick Pitino says his team has positive momentum heading into next season after making a thrilling run to the Final Four and believes the Cardinals will be better in 2012-13.

Report: Pitino's son to coach FIU

Rick Pitino's son, Richard Pitino, is reportedly leaving his position as a Louisville assistant coach to replace Isiah Thomas as the head coach at FIU.

Pitino: Son will be next FIU coach

Rick Pitino says his son Richard Pitino is leaving his staff at Louisville to become the next coach at Florida International. At FIU, Richard Pitino would replace Basketball Hall of Fame player Isiah Thomas, who was fired April 6 after going 26-65 in three seasons. FIU refused to confirm that Pitino and the Panthers had agreed on a deal, and players had not yet been told of the...

Richard Pitino to become next coach at FIU

LUTZ, Fla. (AP) -- After firing Isiah Thomas, Florida International is set to replace him with another recognizable name. Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Sunday that his son Richard Pitino is leaving his staff with the Cardinals to become the next coach at FIU, which has posted 12 straight losing seasons. FIU fired Thomas, a Basketball Hall of Fame player, on April 6 after going...

Richard Pitino Will Be The Next Coach At Florida International

Jon Rothstein, a college basketball insider for CBS Sports has confirmed that Richard Pitino will be the next coach at Florida International. Richard will replace NBA hall-of-famer Isaiah Thomas who was fired by FIU last week, after just two seasons as the Panthers head coach. Rick Pitino announced last summer when hiring three new assistant coaches that due to the constant carousel...

Richard Pitino replacing Thomas as FIU coach

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida International has called a Monday afternoon news conference to introduce Richard Pitino as its basketball coach. He is the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino and spent this past season as the associate head coach on his father's staff, helping the Cardinals reach the Final Four. At FIU, Richard Pitino will replace Isiah Thomas. The Basketball Hall of...

Peyton Siva & Luke Hancock Named Team Captains For Next Season

During Rick Pitino’s season ending press conference Monday afternoon, your 2012-2013 season captains were named.  Senior Peyton Siva and George Mason transfer Luke Hancock. Peyton Siva comes at no real surprise as he comes off the 2011-12 season holding that same title. Siva had a rough go at it throughout much of the regular season but really put it together for the Cards run...

Ex-Louisville asst head coach Dick Pitino replaces Isiah at FIU

FIU has replaced recently fired Isiah Thomas with Rick Pitino's son and ex-Louisville assistant head coach Richard Pitino. CBS Sports Network’s John Rothstein tweeted: “Sources confirm that... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Pitino to FIU; Replacement?

Former Louisville assistant Richard Pitino heads to Florida International to replace Isiah Thomas just days after FIU players walked out of their team banquet to protest the firing of Thomas, an NBA legend. Who will Rick Pitino target as a replacement?

Louisville salutes Final Four team

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Athletic Director Tom Jurich, and Coach Rick Pitino savor the moment as thousands of University of Louisville basketball fans jam Fourth Street Live to celebrate UofL’s trip to the Final Four.Shoulder to shoulder they stood, the fans cheering on their beloved Cardinals for an unbelievable stretch run during the 2011-12 basketball season.The crowd...

Schedule may include Indiana, Florida International, Pikeville

Rick Pitino seemed to be putting together pieces of the 2012-13 schedule while wrapping up the recent season during his Monday press conference.Watch for the schedule to include Florida International University a second year in a row, along with Pikeville University and, quite possibly, a renewal of an oft-interrupted series with Indiana University.Pitino confirmed that his son,...

Pitino Post-Season Updates

Louisville coach Rick Pitino provided updates on his coaching staff, transfers, the injury status of Rakeem Buckles, Stephen Van Treese and Mike Marra, position changes for next season and more during his final 2011-12 press conference Monday afternoon. has the highlights.

Pitino & Hancock Press Conference Notes

Rick Pitino Rick mentions how much fun he had playing golf with Kenny Perry. Peyton Siva & Luke Hancock named co-captains. Pitino touches on his son Richard Pitino heading to FIU.  Rick hopes to get FIU on Louisville’s schedule next year so that he can give him a spanking on the court since he never did as a child.  Richard reminds him of Billy Donovan. Elisha Justice transferri...
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