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Rick Pitino Extends Scholarship Offer To Another 7-Foot Recruit

Photo | @ShowTimeBaller1 Rick Pitino made history with his 2014 recruiting class when he signed two seven foot prospects. Anas Mahmoud & Matz Stockman, both tower at 7-foot-2 inches, which makes for the first ever front court duo that is taller than seven foot. It appears that Rick Pitino is getting greedy with seven footers. According to Adam Zagoria of, Louisville...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Four Star Shooting Guard Lands Scholarship Offer From Rick Pitino

Photo | 247 Sports When referring to the top targets for Rick Pitino and his staff in the 2015 class, Donovan Mitchell isn’t a name you’re familiar with. At this point, I wouldn’t call him a high priority for Louisville, but the 6-foot-3 shooting guard recently picked up a scholarship offer from Rick Pitino, which means there is definitely some interest. “Coach Rick Pitino...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville coach Rick Pitino: 'I can go for a long time'

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday he "can go for a long time" thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that's preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville still waiting on two freshmen to get to campus

Louisville is still waiting on two of their six-man freshman class to make their way onto campus. Jaylen Johnson, a 6-foot-9 forward from Ypsilanti, Mi., has academic issues that he’s working through. According to Rick Pitino, there were “consolidations at his high school”, which means that it is going to take more time for the school to get certain information to Louisville.
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino on Chris Jones: As good a guard as I've coached

Rick Pitino has coached some pretty good guards during his nearly 40-year career in college basketball.  Recently at Louisville, there was Russ Smith, the two-time All-American, and Peyton Siva, the point guard who led the Cardinals to a national championship in 2013. He had a host of talented players at Kentucky, too, the school with which he won it all in 1998.  A player currently...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Of Pitino’s Six Incoming Freshmen Have Arrived On Campus

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect As crazy as it sounds, we’re just a few months away from basketball season getting started. With that, the majority of Rick Pitino’s newcomers for the 2014-15 season have already arrived on campus. Louisville native Quentin Snider was one of the first to arrive on campus and has been with the team since the beginning of June. Big men Anas...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Kentucky likes college hoops more than North Carolina

When you think of where college basketball is most popular, what areas come to mind?  Surely, Tobacco Road, home to North Carolina, Duke, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest. The Atlantic Coast Conference has long led the way in the college basketball world, and the conference’s heart is in the state of North Carolina.  Rick Pitino thinks otherwise, though.  Q&A with...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino’s Assistant Coaches Are The Highest Paid In The ACC

When Rick Pitino was able to lure Kenny Johnson away from Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana, it was assumed that an increase in salary played a big part. That was confirmed a month later when Johnson’s salary was revealed. Johnson will make $375,000 a year at Louisville, with a contract that runs through June 2016. If he leaves before July 1, 2015, Johnson or his next employer would...
Via The Cardinal Connect
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino informs world about the existence of blunts

Rick Pitino has traveled the globe coaching basketball, but his experience in the world of marijuana seems lacking. During an itterview with Wave-3 in Louisville, Pitino gave his two cents on Marijuana use and the things used to smoke them now. On marijuana: "Now they're smoking things as big as cigars. I think they're called blunts" – Rick Pitino #L1C4 #wave3sports...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino watches game with son, who wears chicken suit

Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino had the night off in AAC competition, so he traveled north to take in some B1G action with his son Richard Pitino coaching Minnesota Gophers against the Indiana Hoosiers. He ended up sitting besides a chicken during the game. But it isn’t just any chicken: Priceless. Rick Pitino seated […]Continue reading...
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February 08, 2014  |  1 Comment
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