Rick Pitino

Kuhl named DBO at Iona

Iona College men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino announced the appointment of Joey Kuhl as Director of Operations. Kuhl comes to New Rochelle after spending the 2019-20 season as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech. “Joey comes with an unbelievable recommendation from a coach I’m very close with, Chris Beard,” said Pitino. “We’re excited to have

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BREAKING REPORT: Pitino headed to Iona

Iona Athletic Director Matt Glovaski has told Jon Rothstein that Rick Pitino will become the Gaels new head basketball coach. The former Kentucky and Louisville head coach had been coaching Panathinaikos B.C. in Greece. He would replace Tim Cluess who resigned due to health concerns yesterday. This story will be updated as it develops.

Rick Pitino, University of Louisville reach settlement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn’t want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men’s basketball coach’s personnel file changing his termination to a resignation. Pitino sued the

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Daily News – 12/21/18

Former USC associate head coach Tony Bland agreed to a plea bargain Thursday in the wide-ranging federal investigation into college basketball bribery and corruption. This was confirmed by the Los Angeles Times. According to the Times, Bland ” will plead guilty to one felony count of federal funds bribery and get a Level 10 sentencing

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 10/29/18

Bruce Pascoe from the Arizona Daily Star penned a good piece with an update on what the recent convictions in the college basketball pay-for-play scandal could mean for former Wildcat assistant Book Richardson. Pascoe examines some of Richardson’s tweets from last week, and checks in with his attorney. The full story can be found HERE.

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URI Denies Pitino Rumors

The University of Rhode Island is denying a report from earlier today in which GoLocalProv claimed that AD Thorr Bjorn had come to an agreement with former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino to become URI’s next basketball coach. The report said that the deal, which would have paid Pitino $2 million per season, was eventually

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HoopDirt Daily News – 12/14/17

 HoopDirt.com’s Daily News (with some bonus “dirt”) from the college basketball coaching world… From azcentral.com…Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley addresses job speculation. Apparently the success of a 9-0 start (#5 ranking), has come with questions about his future with the program. Hurley discounted any chances he’d leave ASU for Louisville: “I know this is

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HoopDirt Daily News – 12/8/17

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Almost two weeks after being placed on paid administrative leave (HoopDirt story HERE), the status of Georgia Tech assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie is still up in the air. According to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the NCAA, with Tech’s assistance, is continuing an investigation into

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