Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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12:26 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

It's Official: Pitino to be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame

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Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game tonight, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

The list of inductees was formally announced today.      

Joining Pitino in the class of 2013 are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley. 

The inductions will take place in Springfield, Mass. in September. 

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Local News
10:28 am
Fri April 5, 2013

ESPN: Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino will join the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining his predecessor Denny Crum, ESPN is reporting.

The announcement for the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be made Monday, ESPN added.

Pitino was nominated in 2012 but was not elected.

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Local News
2:49 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Pitino Again a Finalist for Basketball Hall of Fame

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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is once again a finalist for election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Pitino is among 12 finalists for the Class of 2013; others include former players Tim Hardaway and Gary Payton, and former coaches Jerry Tarkanian and Guy Lewis.

The U of L coach, who has taken three different schools to the Final Four and won a championship at Kentucky in 1996, was also a finalist last year but did not make the final cut.