Louisville Announces Contract Extension for Rick Pitino


Rick Pitino might be 62 but retirement doesn’t seem to be in his future even though he told most it would be in 2017. Today U of L announced it has signed Pitino to coach until the 2025-2026 year. Pitino would be 73 at that point and the University can sit down again and figure out how much it will cost to keep him until he is 83.

Pitino has a career record of 722-254 and became a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2013 which is also the same year he led the Cardinals to the National Title. That title made Pitino the first coach to win a chip at two different schools. He had won with Louisville’s biggest rival, University of Kentucky, in 1996.

Last season the Cardinals reached the Elite Eight as a No. 4 seed.

Pitino is also a member of the New York City Hall of Fame.

Pitino was only 25 years old when he accepted his first head coaching job at Boston University.

Written by Nick Endress

Nick Endress

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