Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 7/17/13
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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