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It was announced during the red carpet ESPY preshow that Rick Pitino has won the 2013 ESPY for “Best Coach/Manager.”
Pitino will not be in Los Angeles to accept the award, but Russ Smith, Wayne Blackshear and Peyton Siva will be on hand to accept it for him. This means Russ Smith will be at a podium with a microphone on national television. You’re not going to want to miss that.
Not only has Pitino won a national championship in 2013, but he’s also been inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall-of-Fame. Not to mention he is now the only coach in the history of college basketball to win a national championship with multiple teams.
2013 has truly been an unbelievable year for Rick Pitino. He’s not satisfied yet, though. Coach Pitino is on the road in Milwaukee tonight watching some of the top prospects in the 2014 class.
The Louisville women’s basketball team is up for the “Upset of the Year” award. The show will start at 9 o’clock on ESPN.
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During the first evaluation period of the summer, Rick Pitino and his assistant coaches were all on the road getting a closer look at some of the top prospects from the 2014 and 2015 classes. It’s been evident for the past few weeks that with the backcourt set in 2014, Pitino and staff will focus on front-court players from here on out.
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Although you didn’t see it or hear about it during the actual awards ceremony, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino won an ESPY Award last night for “Best Coach/Manager.”
I understand that if every award was announced, the show would last entirely too long. With that said, I think Coach/Manager of the year is an award that deserves a little attention. This award wasn’t...
The second day of the second evaluation period in July is in the books and University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino is on the move. Pitino spent the day in Milwaukee but is headed elsewhere on Friday. Cardinal Authority has the details.
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University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino celebrated his ESPY award on Wednesday night in a Milwaukee gym. Pitino and his staff are out on the road for the second evaluation period. Cardinal Authority has the latest.
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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff are searching for a few inside players to add to the Class of 2014. The Cardinals are in the mix with a bunch of the top high school players in the country and are also looking at a few of the top junior college players in the country.
According to Paul Biancardi of ESPN, Kelly Oubre, a four star forward from Houston, TX., has trimmed his list to eight schools and Louisville has made the cut.
The 6-foot-7 prospect is also still considering Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Georgetown, Oregon, Connecticut and UNLV.
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On Monday afternoon Rick Pitino shared the news that he and his team had finally made travel arrangements to visit President Barack Obama at the White House. The White House confirmed the visit on Tuesday afternoon.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell will join the team on the trip. Following their visit to the White House, the team will tour the nation’s capital.
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The student athletes that will represent Louisville at tomorrow’s annual ESPY Awards show boarded a plane from Louisville to Los Angeles this afternoon. Louisville women’s assistant basketball coach Samantha Williams Tweeted this photo of the gang before they boarded their flight to L.A.
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