“It would mean a lot to me and my family,” Pitino said recently of a possible induction
, “but it really exemplifies what I’ve done for athletes and coaches. And if that day comes, it would mean a lot to share with them. So it’s not something I think about, but it’s something I would be very, very proud of.” – espn
Louisville Andre Ware Getting Calls From First Lady after gruesome injury in Elite 8 game [Video]
inal Four Louisville Cardinals’ head coach Rick Pitino will be heading to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday (with the rest of the class) before the National Championship game! Whether or not his team beats Wichita State in the Final Four on Saturday he will be going to the Hall of Fame! The winner of that game and the highly-anticipated Syracuse-Michigan game will go head-to-head in the National Championship! Pitino, 60, is heading to his seventh Final-Four, and is the first coach to make it to the national semi-finals (Final Four) with three different teams; Calipari trips with U-Mass and Memphis were vacated due to infraction penalties! Pitino won the national title with Kentucky in 1996, the Final Four with Providence in 1987 (behind star guard Billy Donovan), and of course now with the Louisville Cardinals! Pitino currently holds an outstanding record of 662-239! He coached six years in the NBA to no avail: two with the Knicks in which he turned them from a 24-win team into a 52-win team by 1989 and four with the Boston Celtics where they stayed at the bottom with a 15-win team through 2001! The official HOF inductions will be held in September! Check out the Final Four TV schedule below, Pitino comment and latest on inspirational teammate Andre Ware who broke his leg in half in the Elite 8 game above!
Final Four Atlanta TV Schedule Sat. April 6 (Watch Live): #1 Louisville vs. #9 Wichita State 6:05PM CBS and #4 Michigan vs. #4 Syracuse 8:49PM CBS.