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Rick Pitino returns to coaching

Pitino is headed to Europe.

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Former Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats head coach Rick Pitino is back to coaching basketball again.

That’s right, you read that correctly. After saying that he would be stepping away from coaching for good after being fired at Louisville last year, Pitino is back in the game, although not in the United States.

Pitino will be headed over to the Euro League to coach Panathinaikos of Greece, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

Pitino will be coaching his first game after Christmas and coach them for the rest of the season.

It was only a matter of time before Rick got back in to the business, and his goal is to get back in to the NBA. Whether or not this coaching job leads to anything, only time will tell. But for now, Rick Pitino will have his 15 seconds of fame in Greece.

Go get em, Rick.


That’s a winning tweet right there.