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David Padgett’s Could Play A Huge Role In The Development Of Louisville’s Front Court

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Rick Pitino’s coaching tree is vast, expansive, and its roots stretch far and wide.  NCAA men’s basketball coaching is absolutely littered with former Pitino protégées.   Former player turned coach, Andre Mcgee, is reportedly up for a position at UMKC.  McGee blossomed into quite the outstanding young coach during his brief time spent on the...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chane Behanan Will Declare For The NBA Draft

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal ConnectR The past year has been a crazy one for former Louisville forward Chane Behanan. Since Louisville’s 2013 national championship, Behanan has been in the headlines multiple times, but unfortunately it hasn’t been for good reason. For the second consecutive season, Behanan started the year on suspension from Rick Pitino. He eventually earned...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Padgett Will Join The Louisville Staff

Tim Easley – Associated Press During Wednesday afternoon’s press conference, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino stated that he’d be bringing on a former Cardinal player to his coaching staff. Former Louisville center David Padgett will join the program as the assistant video coordinator. Doug Davenport, the son of former Louisville assistant and current Bellarmine head coach...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Johnson ‘jumps at opportunity’ with Pitino at Louisville

Kenny Johnson becomes Rick Pitino’s point man in recruiting. Kenny Johnson has a couple of days to sign some papers, look at residential offerings, and begin to become familiar with current University of Louisville players. Then he hits the road this weekend for three days of recruiting. There’s a non-contact period after April 27 until July 9 so it was important for him to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kenny Johnson introduced at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Indiana assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Kenny Johnson was introduced as a member of Rick Pitino’s coaching staff at the University of Louisville on Wednesday afternoon. In his press conference, Johnson talked about his time at Indiana, how tough the decision to leave Bloomington was and much more: Indiana coach Tom […] The post Video: Kenny...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Press Conference Recap: Kenny Johnson Introduced As Louisville Assistant Coach

Photo | @JeffGreer_CJ On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino met with the local media to officially introduce Kenny Johnson as his newest assistant coach. Both Pitino and Johnson spoke at the presser. Below is a recap. Pitino: ACC Schedule It’s really back in the Big East, southern style. From 2005 we spent some incredible years in the Big East. We’re back at it where you’re going...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Louisville Forward Chane Behanan Will Declare For NBA Draft

We expected a number of players who played college basketball in the state of Kentucky to declare for the NBA Draft this week. But former Louisville forward Chane Behanan was not one of them. According to Adam Zagoria of SNY, Behanan, who was kicked out of the Cardinals program for a “violation of team rules”, has hired an agent and will be trying to take his game to the professional...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chane Behanan To Enter NBA Draft

It seems Chane Behanan has had a change of heart.  After announcing that he’d be transferring to Colorado State for his senior season, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog is reporting that Behanan will now enter the NBA Draft. Source: Chane Behanan to Announce for NBA Draft http://t.co/jyOd8jjC5c — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 23, 2014 Reports say Behanan has hired an agent and...
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Louisville Makes It Official With The Hiring Of Kenny Johnson

Photo | Associated Press News broke on Monday evening that Kenny Johnson would be leaving Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to join Rick Pitino at Louisville. UofL made it official this afternoon via a press release. “We’re very excited to have Kenny in our program,” said Pitino. “The first thing I did when Kevin Keatts left to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington was to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Louisville Forward Chane Behanan Will Declare For NBA Draft

We expected a number of players who played college basketball in the state of Kentucky to declare for the NBA Draft this week. But former Louisville forward Chane Behanan was not one of them. According to Adam Zagoria of SNY, Behanan, who was kicked out of the Cardinals program for a “violation of team rules”, has hired an agent and will be trying to take his game to the professional...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chane Behanan To Enter NBA Draft

It seems Chane Behanan has had a change of heart.  After announcing that he’d be transferring to Colorado State for his senior season, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog is reporting that Behanan will now enter the NBA Draft. Source: Chane Behanan to Announce for NBA Draft http://t.co/jyOd8jjC5c — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 23, 2014 Reports say Behanan has hired an agent and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scott County Guard Expected To Visit Louisville This Week

Photo | Nation of Blue If you follow Kentucky High School Basketball, then you’re well aware of the name Trent Gilbert. The Georgetown, KY., native has been one of the top combo guards in the state for the Scott County Cardinals for the past two seasons. After leading his team to the state title game earlier this month, Gilbert was offered a preferred walk-on spot with the Louisville...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Getting To Know Rick Pitino’s Newest Assistant Coach: Kenny Johnson

Chris Howell | Herald-Times The news broke on Monday evening that Kenny Johnson would be leaving Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to join Rick Pitino at Louisville. Johnson had been rumored as one of the top candidates for the job for the past week. Pitino mentioned at this final press conference of the 2013-14 season that he hoped to replace Kevin Keatts with a veteran and experienced...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Whole new era beckons Louisville in ACC basketball

No, you’re not dreaming. All those years of wishing and hoping became a reality in 2012 when the Atlantic Coast Conference extended an invitation to the University of Louisville for full membership. Yes, you are in the ACC now, even though not officially until July 1. It’s a freight train, folks, nothing can stop us now. The first concrete evidence arrived in January with the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

7-foot-1 Anas Osama Mahmoud Officially Signs With Louisville

Photo | RunDownReports.com We’ve known for the past few months that Louisville will be adding six new players to the roster in 2014, however only have had officially signed until this morning. UofL announced via a press release that 7-foot-1 center Anas Osama-Mahmoud has officially signed his national letter of intent with the program. “Anas is an extremely versatile seven-footer...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s ACC Hoops Schedule For The Next Two Seasons

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect The University of Louisville basketball program’s Atlantic Coast Conference schedule for the next two seasons was released on Tuesday afternoon. Needless to say, this is without question one of the toughest conference schedules in the history of the program. The 18-game conference slate features games against each ACC team at least once, with two...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Briscoe Picks Up Louisville Offer: He Hopes To Visit Soon

Photo: | USA Today Sports With so many recruits coming in this year, it’s unlikely that Rick Pitino will sign a big class in 2015. Signing day for next year is a low way away, but at this point, I’d expect Louisville to add two or three signees next year. Considering there aren’t a ton of scholarships to hand out, it’s been pretty easy so far to determine who Coach Pitino’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting ace Kenny Johnson reportedly on way to Louisville

According to every sports-related Internet site from Louisville to Indianapolis and other major basketball capitals, Kenny Johnson is on the verge of becoming an assistant coach on Coach Rick Pitino’s staff at the University of Louisville, replacing Kevin Keatts, now at North Carolina Wilmington. The recruiting groupies are beside themselves, expecting his arrival to portend great...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Johnson Will Join Rick Pitino’s Staff

Photo | USA Today Sports On Monday evening we learned that Rick Pitino has found the replacement for former assistant coach Kevin Keatts, who recently left Louisville to become the head coach at UNC Wilmington. Kenny Johnson will leave Tom Crean’s staff at Indiana to become an assistant for Rick Pitino at Louisville. Evan Daniels of Scout.com was the first to report the news....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

One NBA Scout Says Harrell Made The Right Decision & That Russ Has A Future In The League

Andy Lyons | Getty Images For the past two years, Rick Pitino has had two players that could have started their pro career and wound up returning to school. Russ Smith wasn’t regarded as a top pick, but had he decided to enter the draft last year, there is a good chance he would have been selected. Montrezl Harrell was projected to be taken with one of the first 20 picks in this...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre McGee May Be Leaving Louisville For A Better Opportunity

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Rick Pitino already has one opening on his staff with top assistant Kevin Keatts being hired as the head coach at UNC-Wilmington. It appears that Keatts may not be the only staff member from last year’s team departing for another opportunity. Sources tell TheCardinalConnect.com that director of basketball operations Andre McGee could be leaving the program...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ware Discusses His Departure From The Louisville Program

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect At this time last year former Louisville guard Kevin Ware was one of the most famous athletes on the planet. As crazy as it sounds, it’s the truth. Ware’s gruesome injury was the biggest storyline for Louisville’s 2013 National Championship run. A year later, Ware is now fully healthy, but he’s now a member of a different team. The Atlanta...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Extends Partnership With Louisville Cardinals

University of Louisville Athletics and Adidas have extended their partnership for five years through 2018-19, positioning the Cardinals among the top five nationally in footwear and apparel rights among all brands. A partner with Adidas since 1998, the new agreement supplants the final year of the current deal which was to run through 2015. The new deal includes four years through...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino’s Front Court Should Be Vastly Improved Next Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Louisville’s incoming recruiting class features more giants than some beanstalk themed children’s stories.  A minute’s battle could be just beyond the horizon for the Louisville Cardinals.  Mangok Mathiang and Montrezl Harrell return as your incumbent big men.  The back-up low post positions are gaping holes, and we only have these freshmen...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Quentin Snider, Chinanu Onuaku & Jaylen Johnson At Derby Classic Media Practice

Three of the six members in Rick Pitino’s 2014 class were in Louisville on Wednesday afternoon for the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic media gathering and practice. Point guard Quentin Snider, Forward Jaylen Johnson and Center Chinanu Onuaku are the three signees participating in the annual event.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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