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On Sunday September 8, Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be in Springfield, MA., to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pitino found out in early April that he will be officially be a part of the hall-of-fame’s 2013 class. He is one of twelve members.
Once you’ve been added to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, you must select a current hall-of-famer to introduce you at the official ceremony.
According to Kent Taylor of Wave 3 news, Pitino will be introduced by former coach Hubie Brown and longtime ESPN analyst Dick Vitale. Brown is part of the 2005 hall-of-fame class and Vitale was added in 2008.
I’m not exactly sure how close of a relationship that Pitino has with Vitale on a personal level, but nobody pushed harder for him to get into the hall-of-fame that Dickie V. Pitino was an assistant coach under Hubie Brown with the New York Knicks from 1983-85.
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This day in age recruiting classes are only ranked before the recruits actually step foot on campus. I understand the reasoning behind evaluating and ranking prospects prior to college, but I think it would be nice to see a ranking system for how the recruits actually produce at the next level.
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I think at this point, with commitments from JaQuan Lyle, Quentin Snider and Shaqquan Aaron, Rick Pitino will likely spent most of his time recruiting front-court players for 2014. Of course, if there is a specific prospect that catches his attention, Pitino and staff will actively pursue them, regardless of their position.
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The question is whether the new job takes him out of consideration for the University of Louisville post when Rick Pitino retires down the road. Or does it make him an even more viable candidate?
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This is just awesome. Will leave it as just this, but this is really incredible news. I had the pleasure of knowing Digger and his family while growing up. One of the best.
Gr8 news just had call from Digger Phelps & his cancer is gone = Cancer Free – so happy 4 him & his family
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) July 3, 2013
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