Rick Pitino

Iona releases statement on Pitino resignation

Iona officials have released a statement of the resignation of Rick Pitino, who has become the new head basketball coach at St. John’s: Iona University Director of Athletics Matthew Glovaski announced the resignation of men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino to accept a position at another institution. Pitino completed his third season in New Rochelle, leading the Gaels to

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Louisville Basketball Program hit with probation; Former coaches Pitino and Mack not penalized

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An independent panel has placed the Louisville basketball program on two years of probation and fined it $5,000, but spared the school major penalties from NCAA allegations leveled in the aftermath of a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. The Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) also declined on Thursday to

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Daily News & Notes – 1/28/21

Today’s Daily News & Notes from around the college basketball coaching world… With Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week being in full swing, here’s a great tribute to former Muskingum University head coach Gene Ford, who passed away after a battle with cancer back in 2019. His sons, Stony Brook head coach Geno Ford,

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Daily News & Notes – 12/8/20

Today’s news and notes from around the college basketball coaching world… Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said he’s worried about his players and let it be known he doesn’t trust the NCAA, wonders about the amateur status of college players and can’t understand why they are attempting to play games right now. Capel told KDKA,

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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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