Rick Pitino receives contract extension

March 4, 2004 at 8:03 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- Louisville officials announced Thursday the school had extended Coach Rick Pitino's contract through the 2009-2010 season.

Pitino had three years remaining on a six-year deal he signed with Louisville in March 2001.


"I'm so delighted that Rick has agreed to remain our men's basketball coach for an additional three years," Athletic Director Tom Jurich said. "When he became our coach, I felt that if he could reconstruct our program in six years, it would be a major coup."

Pitino's name had been floated for the vacant job at St. John's, which fired Mike Jarvis on Dec. 19. Pitino is 415-151 in 18 years of college coaching, including stops at Boston University, Providence and Kentucky. He captured the 1996 national title with the Wildcats.

He also had stints in the NBA coaching the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Rick Pitino
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
WATCH: Umpire exits after hit in head with bat
Michael Jordan vetoed a Tracy McGrady for Scottie Pippen trade
WATCH: Irish soccer fans dent car roof, immediately fix it
Paulina Gretzky's dress upstages Dustin Johnson's U.S. Open win
Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting