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May 18, 1989
Rick Pitino, coach of the New York Knicks, will be approached by the University of Kentucky regarding the school's basketball coaching job, Kentucky Athletic Director C.M. Newton said Wednesday. "Whenever Rick Pitino is free to talk, certainly we'll go through the proper channels to try to talk to him," Newton said. "We're not waiting for the Knicks' season to end. We've decided to wait until we get the sanctions before we bring anyone else to campus." A judgment on the Kentucky program from the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
It never pays to lie, especially on your resume. Former Georgia Tech football coach George O'Leary found out years ago when he lost the Notre Dame job for fudging his credentials. Manhattan basketball Coach Steve Masiello found out this week when he lost the head coaching job at South Florida after it was revealed he erroneously stated on his resume that he had graduated from the University of Kentucky. The bio in Manhattan's media guide stated Masiello graduated in 2000 with a degree in communications.
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April 26, 2013 | By David Wharton
Forget about the thrill of hoisting a national championship trophy or cutting down the nets. The players on the Louisville basketball team wanted to win an NCAA title to make their coach, Rick Pitino, follow through on a promise: The 60-year-old known for his dapper suits had vowed to get a tattoo if his squad finished on top. Pitino got inked on Friday morning, according to  a Darren Rovell story for ESPN . The simple design featured an...
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March 2, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Coach Mick Cronin of No. 11-ranked Cincinnati had a sideline meltdown Saturday when a call went against his Bearcats in a 51-44 loss to unranked Connecticut, but he didn't receive a technical foul even after a heated exchange with referee Teddy Valentine. A very animated Cronin appeared to be berating Valentine as he approached the sideline after giving possession of the ball to the Huskies following a scrum underneath the Bearcats' basket. Cronin, who had to be restrained by players and eventually pulled away by an assistant coach, was most upset that Valentine had confronted him. "I don't appreciate people getting in my face,” Cronin told reporters after the game.
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April 8, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
ATLANTA -- Rick Pitino hasn't had “One Shining Moment” this Final Four weekend. He's had several. It's been pretty surreal. It started last week, when Pitino's son Richard, was named coach at Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith, who replaced Rick Pitino at Kentucky in 1998. It continued Saturday, when a horse that Rick Pitino has an ownership stake in, “Goldencents,” won the Santa Anita Derby. Later that night, Louisville's basketball team advanced to Monday night's NCAA title game with a win over Wichita State at the Georgia Dome.
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April 25, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
The estranged wife of a longtime aide to Louisville men's basketball Coach Rick Pitino faces charges that she tried to extort the coach, at first demanding cars and tuition for her children, then later asking for $10 million, according to a federal complaint filed Friday. Karen Cunagin Sypher, 49, who also is accused of lying to the FBI about the case, did not enter a plea at a court appearance Friday and was released on her own recognizance.
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April 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rick Pitino had just coached his way to his second NCAA men's basketball title Monday night, hours after learning he had been named to basketball's Hall of Fame, days after his horse won the Santa Anita derby and less than a week after his son landed the head coaching job at Minnesota. What could possibly go wrong in the charmed life of the Louisville coach? Everything -- or at least that's what Pitino apparently thought for a split second immediately after his Cardinals beat Michigan, 82-76, in the national title game.
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April 8, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The odds of picking a perfect bracket are something like a quintillion to one but this Rick Pitino horse story is almost more of a long shot. It was blogged earlier that a horse Pitino has a stake in, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. It was blogged the winning horse in the race after the Derby was named Points Offthebench. How bizarre was that? Louisville needed 34 points off the bench Saturday night to hold off Wichita State at the Georgia Dome. But wait, there's more.
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May 18, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Laker General Manager Jerry West on Monday denied a weekend report that he had contacted University of Kentucky Coach Rick Pitino about possibly replacing Randy Pfund as coach of the Lakers. "It's not true," West said of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story. Pitino last week turned down an offer from the Atlanta Hawks to replace Bob Weiss as coach. After a week of evaluations, club officials have said nothing about Pfund's future, which became uncertain late in the season.
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February 21, 1988 | SALLY JENKINS, The Washington Post
Rick Pitino is reputed to have a basketball mind far beyond his years, and he'd better, considering his head coaching experience equals the age of his 7-year-old son, and he has just taken over one of the most time-honored, if lately sorriest, franchises in the NBA. This reputation and an eager attitude impressed the corporate heads of the New York Knicks, who last summer named him head coach of a team that lost 175 games in the last three seasons, worst in the NBA.
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May 1, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents. The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest celebrity in town, Rick Pitino. He coached Louisville's basketball team to the NCAA title a month ago and now has a shot at an all-time strange daily double - NCAA and Kentucky Derby titles. Pitino owns 5% of Goldencents, an investment of $3,100 made last summer at Del Mar when he heard about the horse and asked in on the action.
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April 26, 2013 | By David Wharton
Forget about the thrill of hoisting a national championship trophy or cutting down the nets. The players on the Louisville basketball team wanted to win an NCAA title to make their coach, Rick Pitino, follow through on a promise: The 60-year-old known for his dapper suits had vowed to get a tattoo if his squad finished on top. Pitino got inked on Friday morning, according to  a Darren Rovell story for ESPN . The simple design featured an...
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April 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
It's a return to college coaching for Reggie Theus, who was introduced on Friday as the new basketball coach at Cal State Northridge. He once had a high trajectory in the coaching ranks, guiding New Mexico State to the NCAA tournament in 2006-07 in his second season as head coach after serving as an assistant to Rick Pitino at Louisville. Then he decided to take the NBA coaching plunge, becoming coach of the Sacramento Kings for two seasons. He was an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009 to 2011 and then coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.
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April 9, 2013 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Scoring is down, players leave early and the best action on television today is still probably 1980s replays of the Atlantic Coast Conference. For one Monday night, though, college basketball stood history on its head and produced high-octane magic in high definition. Louisville's 82-76 win over Michigan at the Georgia Dome was not just the school's third NCAA title and first since 1986. It seemed almost a revival and a deliverance of sorts, in front a record congregation of 74,326.
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April 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rick Pitino had just coached his way to his second NCAA men's basketball title Monday night, hours after learning he had been named to basketball's Hall of Fame, days after his horse won the Santa Anita derby and less than a week after his son landed the head coaching job at Minnesota. What could possibly go wrong in the charmed life of the Louisville coach? Everything -- or at least that's what Pitino apparently thought for a split second immediately after his Cardinals beat Michigan, 82-76, in the national title game.
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April 8, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Louisville Coach Rick Pitino is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former Nevada Las Vegas coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's Coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, and former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley. The inductions will be in Springfield, Mass., in September. Inductees announced previously were Edwin E.B. Henderson, a direct elect by the Early African Pioneer Committee; longtime Indiana Pacers guard Roger Brown; Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, the leading scorer in Olympic history; Richie Guerin, a star for the New York Knicks in the 1950s; and Russ Granik, the longtime assistant commissioner of the NBA. :: Bob Cantu, a longtime USC basketball assistant who served as interim coach after Kevin O'Neill was fired in January, will not be retained as part of new Coach Andy Enfield's staff, the school announced.
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April 1, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
NEW ORLEANS — Louisville Coach Rick Pitino , after Saturday's NCAA national semifinal defeat, had the courage to compare Kentucky freshman center Anthony Davis to Bill Russell . Sacrilege? "When you see this young man at the collegiate level, you realize why they're so good," Pitino said of Davis. "Not that their other players aren't, but he's so much of a factor. " Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots in Kentucky's 69-61 win against Louisville.
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