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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pitino vs. Pitino series looming? 'Not really'

A tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night said that Rick Pitino's University of Louisville was planning a future home-and-home basketball series with his son Richard's program at the University of Minnesota. But Rick Pitino, asked on Wednesday if he and his son were having such discussions, said, "Not really." The teams do meet in the season opener...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Put On A Show In Front Of Rick Pitino This Morning

Photo | Orlando Sentinel With the AAU Nationals being held in Louisville this year, some of the top college basketball coaches from around the country have traveled to the Derby City to check out the elite amateur talent. With this event basically being in his backyard, it should come as no surprise that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was on hand for the Thursday morning games...
Via The Cardinal Connect
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Says Rick Pitino Is Still Showing Him That He’s A Top Priority

Photo: Orlando Sentinel Five star scoring guard Antonio Blakeney has been top target for Rick Pitino and his coaching staff for well over a year now. Apparently that hasn’t changed despite picking up two commitments from the 2015 class within the past week.  In a matter of six days, Rick Pitino reeled in five star swingman Deng Adel and four star power forward Raymond Spalding...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Maker’s Mark Will Produce A Special Bourbon Bottle For Louisville AD Tom Jurich

Maker’s Mark has made special limited-edition bottles of bourbon for two people within Louisville’s athletics department: head basketball coach Rick Pitino, and former head football coach Charlie Strong. Now, Maker’s Mark has decided to add another person to its line of special Louisville bottles in Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. Jurich bottle pic.twitter.com/sdbHFAN1s4...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raymond Spalding makes hometown pledge to Louisville

Head coach Rick Pitino is loading up on big men as he prepares his Louisville Cardinals to go to war in the ACC. After landing four players taller than 6′-9″ in their 2014 recruiting class, the Cardinals have a second forward committed for 2015. Raymond Spalding, a 6′-9″ power forward from Trinity (KY), committed to the ...
Via Hoopniks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Star Swingman Deng Adel Has Committed To Louisville

Rick Pitino and his coaching staff received great news on Monday evening, as the program picked up their first commitment from the 2015 class. Deng Adel, a 6-foot-7 swing man out of Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, FL., gave Pitino a verbal pledge earlier this evening. As we reported on Monday morning, Adel emerged as Louisville clear cut top target in recent works. Pitino and his...
Via The Cardinal Connect
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top PG In The 2016 Class Picks Up An Offer From Rick Pitino

Kelly Kline | Under Armour During last week’s press conference, Rick Pitino stated that he and his staff would continue to pursue their top targets from the 2015 class and evaluate incoming sophomores and juniors during July’s first evaluation period. One of the latest stars from the 2016 class to receive a scholarship offer from Coach Pitino is California point guard Derryk...
Via The Cardinal Connect
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 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...
Via College Spun
15 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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