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Rick Pitino

College Basketball Coach
Male
Born Sep 18, 1952

Rick Pitino is an American basketball coach. Since 2001, he has been the head coach at the University of Louisville. He has also served as head coach at Boston University, Providence College and the University of Kentucky, leading that program to the NCAA championship in 1996. He has coached on the professional level for the NBA's New York Knicks and Boston Celtics with mixed results.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Born on September 18, 1952.

TEENAGE

1970 17 Years Old He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970. … Read More

TWENTIES

1974 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Pitino earned his degree from UMass in 1974.
1975 - 1976 2 More Events
1977 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Pitino's time at Hawaii was marred by a 1977 NCAA report on sanctions against the program. … Read More
1978 25 Years Old Pitino's first head coaching job came in 1978 at Boston University. … Read More

THIRTIES

1985 32 Years Old Pitino left Boston University to become an assistant coach with the New York Knicks under Hubie Brown. Pitino returned to college coaching to become head coach at Providence College in 1985. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old After spending two years coaching in the NBA, Pitino returned to the college level again in 1989, becoming the coach at Kentucky. … Read More

FORTIES

1993 40 Years Old Pitino quickly restored Kentucky's reputation and performance, leading his second school to the Final Four in the 1993 NCAA Tournament, and winning a national title in the 1996 NCAA Tournament, Kentucky's 6th NCAA Championship.
1996 43 Years Old …  He has also served as head coach at Boston University, Providence College and the University of Kentucky, leading that program to the NCAA championship in 1996. … Read More
The following year, Pitino's Kentucky team made it back to the national title game, losing to Arizona in overtime in the finals of the 1997 NCAA Tournament. … Read More
1999 46 Years Old Pitino struggled in his roles with the Celtics, and statistics like 1999's 19–31 record made him little better in the eyes of many Boston fans than his inexperienced predecessor, M.L. Carr. … Read More

FIFTIES

2003 50 Years Old …  On August 11, Pitino admitted to having engaged in sexual relations with Cunagin on August 1, 2003 in a Louisville restaurant, Porcini's. … Read More
2005 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Pitino himself reprised the speech in a tongue-in-cheek manner at Louisville in November 2005, challenging his freshmen players to play as tough as past seniors and drawing laughter from sportswriters in a post-game press conference. … Read More
2009 56 Years Old 1 More Event
His 329 career assists rank tenth all-time at UMass, as of the 2009–10 season.
2010 57 Years Old On December 20, 2010, the Puerto Rico Basketball Federation announced Rick Pitino as the next head coach for Puerto Rico's Olympic team. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old On April 29 2011, it was announced that Pitino would not coach the Puerto Rico national team due to scheduling conflicts and NCAA regulations disallowing it. … Read More
2012 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Pitino is currently head coach of the University of Louisville. Previous college coaching assignments include Boston University, Providence College, and the University of Kentucky. As a collegiate head coach, Pitino has compiled a 629–234 record, for a .732 winning percentage that is ranked 10th among active coaches and 29th all-time among all collegiate basketball coaches entering the 2012 season. … Read More
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