This is what's called a pretty darned good 36 hours.
On Friday morning, Louisville coach Rick Pitino's son Richard was introduced as the new coach at the University of Minnesota, at 30 becoming the youngest head coach in the Big Ten. An hour or so later, reports broke that the Louisville coach would be part of the 2013 class of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.
The next day, as Pitino's Louisville Cardinals prepared to tip off for their coach's seventh Final Four, a horse Pitino co-owns, Goldencents, won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby and qualified for the Kentucky Derby next month -- which happens to take place in Pitino's hometown of Louisville. The greatest 36-hour streak in sports ended Saturday night when Louisville, shorthanded without the injured Kevin Ware and down 12 in the second half to upstart Wichita State, rode its coach's courtside confidence to a furious comeback victory built on Pitino's signature full-court press.
As Pitino attempts on Monday night against Mic...