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Rick Pitino has been a part of something special with the Louisville Cardinals in 2013, and his impressive resume will carry him to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pitino, who is one of the winningest active coaches in college basketball, has more exciting news than just winning the Big East conference championship, a Final Four Bid, with a potential national championship in the cards. The longtime Louisville coach has been elected to the Hall of Fame, according to Ian O’Connor of ESPN.
The inductees will be announced Monday prior to the national title game in Atlanta.
Pitino posted a 192-220 record in his six-year NBA coaching career with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. In his 28 years of coaching at the college level, Pitino has posted a 662–239 record, for a .734 winning percentage, which ranks 10th among active coaches and 29th all-time among collegiate basketball coaches entering the 2012 season.
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Minnesota is in advanced discussions with Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, to take over for Tubby Smith.
Two people with knowledge of the discussions say Pitino engaged in negotiations with Minnesota officials on Wednesday. The people requested anonymity because the deal has not been formally completed.
In his lone season at Florida International, Pitino led...
Minnesota has picked Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, to take over for Tubby Smith.
A person with knowledge of the discussions says Pitino reached a verbal agreement with Minnesota on Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
In his lone season at Florida International, Pitino led the Panthers to an 18...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino says his son Richard is ''more than ready'' to take over as head coach at Minnesota.
Pitino spoke to reporters in Atlanta on Thursday as his Cardinals prepare to face Wichita State in the Final Four this weekend. Richard Pitino agreed to a deal to coach the Golden Gophers on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old Richard Pitino has just one year...
30-year old Richard Pitino, son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, is moving on up in the coaching ranks.
According to a report by Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, the younger Pitino is expected to be named head coach at the University of Minnesota, replacing the fired Tubby Smith.
Pitino just finished his...
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...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Playing hunches does not get a coach into the Hall of Fame. It certainly didn't get Rick Pitino to the threshold.
Looking after every detail does. So does recruiting NBA-caliber talent, then slotting those players into a system, conditioning and teaching them and, finally, making them believe that winning is the by-product...
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Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall took out a full-page newspaper ad thanking the fans after the team's Final Four loss to Louisville.
MINNEAPOLIS As the coaching search dragged on, past the one-week mark, Gophers basketball fans started to get restless. They had hoped it wouldn't take this long to find the replacement for Tubby Smith, who wore out his welcome in Minnesota and eventually was fired last Monday.
During that time, several potential candidates were brought up. That included Virginia Commonwealth...
Goldencents has won the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby over even-money favorite Flashback, with Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino among the colt's co-owners.
Ridden by Kevin Krigger, Goldencents ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.76 on Saturday. He paid $15, $5.40 and $3.40 at 6-1 odds.
''C'mon Cards,'' trainer Doug O'Neill said after the race. The Louisville...
Rick Pitino loves to tell stories, and he does it very, very well.
He'll talk for 10 minutes about the intervention he had with Peyton Siva last season because the point guard was spreading himself too thin and saying yes to everybody. He'll talk on and on about the heated rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville. He'll tell the same story about his early days in coaching...
Tom Penders, retired longtime college basketball coach, talks with Matt this week about the NCAA Tournament. They also discuss the offensive issues plaguing the game, UCLA's new coaching hire and the future for Arizona basketball.
Among his observations:
On the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament: "Louisville is the best team, and Rick Pitino knows how to use that depth...