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From Rebuild to Reload: Pitino Turns a Potential Lost Year into Something Brighter

Photo: Dennis NettAfter the heart-wrenching loss to Michigan State, Louisville fans were reminded that the 2015-16 season was unlikely to be something to look forward to. While the promise of one of Rick Pitino’s best recruiting classes ever was exciting, there was a mutual understanding that making the tournament for the first time in a few years was not a given. The Cardinals...
Via The Cardinal Connect
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Without Lee & Lewis, We’d Be In Rebuilding Mode

Photos: Getty ImagesLouisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino has been a very busy man in recent weeks. Pitino and his staff have been working tirelessly on the recruiting trail, however not the typical trail that they’re used to. Over the past few weeks, the Louisville staff has been observing the graduate transfer market. The first two players that Pitino targeted were Cleveland...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trey Lewis Already Has Nicknames For He & Damion Lee

Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program announced some big time news on Thursday morning. Damion Lee, the best available transfer in college hoops has signed with Louisville and will join the roster for next season. Lee is the second transfer to sign with the Cardinals, joining Cleveland State transfer Trey Lewis who announced earlier this month that he’ll finish his...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Comments On Louisville Adding Coveted Transfer G Damion Lee

Louisville’s 2015-16 men’s basketball team got a lot better this morning, as the Cardinals received a commitment from coveted graduate transfer guard Damion Lee.  Lee, who played at Drexel for three seasons – averaging more than 20 points a game last season – has graduated and will be eligible to play immediately next season.  Shortly following the news of the commitment...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s Official; Ralph Willard Will Rejoin Rick Pitino’s Staff

Photo: Associated PressNews broke last week that Louisville assistant Wyking Jones was expected to leave and accept the same position on Cuonzo Martin’s staff at California. Former Louisville assistant Ralph Willard was rumored for fill the void in Rick Pitino’s staff. Prior to Thursday morning’s press conference, UofL officially confirmed that Willard will in fact join the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buy This Very Red Louisville Cardinals Tailgate Bus — $3,000

Rick Pitino is a stellar 368-126 in his career as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals. I’d say that’s enough proof for Louisville fans to green light an investment in a tailgate vehicle. Chances are you won’t regret the decision when you’re riding around to Final Fours every March. Currently on sale on Craigslist is an absolute showstopper bus. It’s obnoxiously...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Daily News Writer Believes St. John’s Can Make A Run At Rick Pitino

Twitter/@MattCaputo Will Louisville head coach Rick Pitino be the next head coach of St. John’s basketball? The thought that the Hall of Famer would leave powerhouse Louisville for the middling Red Storm seems ludicrous, but New York Daily News writer Roger Rubin believes that it is a real possibility: It’s the same reaction most have to the idea of getting Pitino, who has...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Rick Pitino In Hot Water For Using The Word “Midget” In Post-Game Interview

Today’s Louisville-UC Irvine game was quite a sight, as Louisville’s sizable frontcourt looked small when posting up against 7-foot-6 Anteaters center Mamadou N’Diaye.  Pitino commented on that after the game, but used the word “midget” when describing the appearance of his players by comparison, which is generally considered a pejorative term for little people. Pitino...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino raves about Kentucky with great quote

Kentucky is an awesome, historically-good college basketball team, and nobody may be higher on them than Rick Pitino. Though Pitino coaches the rival Louisville Cardinals, he had plenty of praise for the Wildcats when speaking about them on Tuesday. He even cracked a great line saying that their toughest opponent is probably their reserve players....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitino embarrasses student reporter for no reason

Rick Pitino was very disappointed after Louisville was bounced from the ACC Tournament on Thursday at the hands of a 70-60 loss to North Carolina, so he decided to take it out on a student reporter. Before opening things up for questions, Pitino said in his opening remarks that the Cardinals “went cold” when North...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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