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Louisville basketball suspends Chane Behanan

Louisville basketball suspends Chane Behanan

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Forward Chane Behanan, who helped Louisville to the 2013 NCAA Tournament title, has been suspended from the basketball team, the school said Thursday.

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Pitino: Injured Ware to return to team in October

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Louisville Coach Rick Pitino follows through on tattoo promise

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino follows through on tattoo promise

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 (UPI) -- University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino made good on a promise to his players by getting a tattoo when they won the national title.

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WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- President Obama picked up the phone to congratulate the head coaches of the NCAA men's and women's college basketball championship teams, the White House said.
Pitino, Payton chosen for Hall of Fame

Pitino, Payton chosen for Hall of Fame

ATLANTA, April 8 (UPI) -- Rick Pitino, coach of 2013 NCAA champion Louisville, was among inductees announced Monday for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) -- Richard Pitino, son of Louisville Coach Rick Pitino, has reached an agreement in principal to take the same job with Minnesota, the school announced Wednesday.

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Payton, Pitino on Hall of Fame ballot

Payton, Pitino on Hall of Fame ballot

HOUSTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton and Coach Rick Pitino are among 12 finalists on the ballot for the 2013 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

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Rick Pitino
Louisville Cardinals' head basketball coach Rick Pitino, seen in a April 1, 2005 file photo in St. Louis, has claimed on August 12, 2009 he had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin Sypher at a Louisville restaurant back on August 1, 2003 and paid her $3,000 for medical expenses. Sypher has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to extort money from Pitino in exchange for her silence about the alleged crimes, and with lying to the FBI. Scott Rovak UPI/Bill Greenblatt/Files

Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952(1952-09-18)) 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.

Pitino holds the distinction of being the first coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools (Providence, Kentucky, and Louisville) to a Final Four. In addition, Pitino has achieved a measure of success as an author and a motivational speaker.

Pitino, a Sicilian American and native of New York City, grew up in the Village of Bayville and was captain of the St. Dominic High School basketball team in nearby Oyster Bay, Long Island. He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970. He was a standout guard for the Minutemen basketball team. His 329 career assists rank tenth all-time at UMass, as of the 2008-2009 season. He led the team in assists as a junior and senior. The 168 assists as a senior is the eighth-best single season total ever there. Pitino was a freshman at the same time future NBA legend Julius Erving spent his junior (and final) year at UMass, although the two never played on the same team because freshmen were ineligible to play varsity basketball at the time. Other teammates of Pitino's incude Al Skinner, who also went on to become a successful college coach, and Mike Flanagan (baseball), who went on to pitch in the major leagues and win the AL Cy Young Award in 1979. Pitino earned his degree from UMass in 1974.

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