With their backs against the wall, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat put together a gutsy performance to defeat the Boston Celtics and force a Game 7. On Saturday afternoon, Iona basketball coach Rick Pitino shared his thoughts on this year's Eastern Conference Finals. Pitino called this series between the...
Anton Brookshire, one of the great high school players to come through southwest Missouri who is coming off a freshman season at Mizzou, committed on Tuesday afternoon to play for Rick Pitino at Iona. The former Kickapoo High point guard and 2021 Class 6 state champion will continue his career at the New Rochelle, New York, school where he visited this past weekend. ...
Jack Harlow’s new album, “Come Home The Kids Miss You,” dropped this morning, and we’ve got another Kentucky Basketball reference to pass along. In the track “I’d Do Anything To Make You Smile,” the Louisville-based rapper — who cheers for the Cards — mentions both John Calipari and Rick Pitino.
To everyone’s shock, multiple reports confirmed Wednesday night that long-time Villanova head coach Jay Wright has decided to retire. Without any advance notice or suspicion that Wright would step down, there was no time to plan a farewell tour. Instead, many in the college basketball world honored Wright while simultaneously processing the news.
With Richard vs. Rick Pitino set for next season here's a look at history of sons coaching against fathers
History has shown father knows best, but New Mexico coach Richard Pitino will try to change that when the Lobos host his father, Rick Pitino, and the Iona Gaels on Dec. 18. Rick Pitino made the announcement by tweeting a photo with his arm around a well-known Lobo fan nicknamed Snake.
Once rivals in the NCAA Tournament and later the Big East, Rick Pitino and Steve Lavin both returned from self-imposed college basketball exile to take on the challenge of leading mid-major programs. With Lavin set to join San Diego this coming season, Pitino has some thoughts on the hire. Taking...
When Syracuse’s 2021-22 season started going downhill, people all over the country started going over the options to replace Jim Boeheim. The logical names, Adrian Autry (who just scored a big recruit), and Gerry McNamara came up. Former coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins came up. But a surprise outside candidate was making waves.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Iona College men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino was named a finalist for the 2022 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, it was announced last week by CollegeInsider.com. In his second season with the Maroon & Gold, Pitino led the Gaels to...
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Iona coach Rick Pitino paid homage to Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan, standing on the court named for him, before Wednesday night's NIT game at Exactech Arena in Gainesville. Donovan, who played for and coached for Pitino, coached 19 seasons at Florida (1996-2015), compiled a record of 467-186, with six...
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Rick Pitino guided Iona men's basketball to a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title in just his second season in charge of the program. For leading the Gaels (25-6, 17-3) to the conference's top seed, Pitino, the former Louisville and Kentucky coach, was named the MAAC's Coach of the Year on Wednesday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Rick Pitino, the Hall of Famer who led Iona to the regular-season Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title, was honored as the coach of the year Wednesday. In his second season with the program, the 69-year-old Pitino guided the Gaels to a 25-6 overall mark and a...
Rick Pitino has the Iona Gaels on the doorstep of their second NCAA Tournament berth in his two years at the school. And that earned the Hall of Fame coach another trophy to put in his case: the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award. Iona sits at...
On Wednesday, it was announced that future Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino won the Coach of the Year Award for the Metro Atlantic Coast Conference this season. It was very deserving, as Pitino led the Iona Gaels to a 17-3 record in conference, winning the regular season conference. They were 25-6 overall and the likely team to make the NCAA Tournament out of their mid-major conference.