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Louisville Hoops Picked To Finish Third In Their Debut Season In The ACC

Photo: Pete Cautilli Rick Pitino and the Louisville Basketball program participated in their first ever ACC Media Day on Wednesday in Greensboro, NC. Pitino’s club has high expectations in their first season in the league. Louisville was picked to finish in third place by the media members in attendance. Junior forward Montrezl Harrell was voted to the league’s preseason first...
Via The Cardinal Connect
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pitino Looking Forward To New Challenge In The ACC

On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino made his first ever appearance at the ACC’s annual media day. In this brief clip, Pitino talks about what he feels Louisville can bring to their new conference and what it means to be in the company of coaching legends.
Via The Cardinal Connect
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stability and familiarity set in at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In Richard Pitino's second season as Minnesota's coach, both he and the Gophers ought to be all the better for it. The players know his strategy, his personality and his expectations. He has learned their strengths and weaknesses, grasped the culture of the state and the program and figured out the routines of the job. ''That fear of the unknown...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Pearl Says Rick Pitino Is The Toughest Coach He’s Ever Faced

Photo: Butch Dill – AP Bruce Pearl returned to the SEC’s annual basketball media day on Wednesday. Pearl was the head coach at Tennessee from 2005-2011, but was let go after being sanctioned by the NCAA. After a three year hiatus, Pearl was hired to take over the Auburn hoops program in the spring. Pearl attracted a ton of attention from the media members in attendance on Wednesday...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Says He Currently Has A Seven-Man Rotation

Photo: Pete Cautilli With the 2014-15 college basketball season quickly approaching, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino made the radio rounds on Wednesday. Pitino did a morning interview with 790 WKRD in the morning and 840 WHAS in the afternoon. In his morning interview Pitino said that after watching the tape from this past Sunday’s Red-White scrimmage he was more disappointed...
Via The Cardinal Connect
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Predicts Louisville Win Over FSU

What's Rick Pitino supposed to do, not predict Louisville is going to beat FSU?
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota's Richard Pitino isn't his father -- but he has the same aspirations

MINNEAPOLIS – The morning had started early for Richard Pitino. For him, mornings usually do. You could say he comes by it honestly, learning from his famous – and famously workaholic – father just how early the bird has to wake up to get the worm. It was the middle of the September recruiting season for the 32-year-old, second-year head coach of the Minnesota Gophers, and...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Rick Pitino Had A Long Rant Today About The Influence Nike, Shoe Companies Can Have On Recruiting

Louisville, an Adidas school, lost a five-star shooting guard recruit in mid-September, and many college basketball recruiting experts believed the de-commitment of Antonio Blakeney was shoe-company related.  Blakeney, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, is reportedly now most heavily considering Kentucky and LSU, both Nike schools.  Today, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino ranted about...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Get shoe companies out of basketball camps

Rick Pitino was smiling when he said it, but he has to be committed to doing something. “We’ve really got to get the shoe companies out of the camps,” he said during his Thursday press conference. The situation has become so distorted that the University of Louisville basketball coach said he doesn’t work Nike basketball camps, knowing the people who run those camps are...
Via Louisville Card Game
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Jokingly Talks Some Trash To Son, Richard, In Anticipation Of Louisville-Minnesota Matchup

A father and son will meet on the court as opposing head coaches at the start of the 2014-15 men’s college basketball season.  Louisville, coached by Rick Pitino, will travel to Minnesota to take on the Gophers, led by Rick Pitino’s son, Richard, on Nov. 14 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.  Rick Pitino, meeting with reporters today to discuss his team, said that Richard Pitino...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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