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Rick Pitino Wiki Biography
Richard Andrew Pitino, better known under the name of Rick Pitino, is one of the most successful basketball coaches. His career has added fame and financial success to him, and as a result it also increased the overall size of Rick Pitino’S net worth, which has been claimed to reach 25 million dollars to date. Currently, his position is as head coach in the basketball team of the Louisville, which has been the main source of Rick’s net worth. In 2013, Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, which has also increased his net worth and popularity.
Rick Pitino Net Worth $25 Million
Richard Andrew Pitino was born September 18, 1952 in New York City, New York, United States. During his years of high school, and later at university he played basketball, and he was the captain of his high school team. Afterwards, he played as a standout guard in the NBA league.
In 1974, Rick Pitino started his coaching career and opened his net worth account as a coach. He began his career as an assistant coach in the basketball team called The Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors which represents the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. In 1976 Rick was promoted to interim head coach of the above mentioned team. However, he went on to work as the assistant coach of The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team which represents Syracuse University in 1976. From 1978 to 1983, Pitino added much to his net worth as the head coach of Boston University team named The Boston University Terriers. From 1983 to 1985, Rick Pitino worked as an assistant coach for The New York Knickerbockers team.
Since 1985, Rick has been increasing his net worth as a head coach only. From 1985 to 1987 he worked for The Providence Friars men’s basketball team. From 1987 to 1989, he trained The New York Knickerbockers team. From 1989 to 1997, Pitino coached The Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team which represents the University of Kentucky. Since 1997, Rick Pitino has been accumulating his net worth in the National Basketball Association league and from 1997 to 2001 he has been working with the professional team of Boston Celtics. Since 2001, he has been the head coach of the Louisville team.
As a very successful coach, he and his teams won a long list of championships such as America East Regular Season Championship, SEC Regular Season Championship, Big East Regular Season Championship, AAC Regular Season Championship and others. As the coach he was named NABC National Coach of the Year for the 6th time in 1987, and John Wooden National Coach of the Year the same year. Moreover, he was named SEC Coach of the Year three times in 1990, 1991, 1996 and C-USA Coach of the Year in 2005.
Pitino is the co-author of the book titled ‘The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every Minute of Your Life’.
In 1976, Pitino married Joanne Minardi. One of his sons, Richard Pitino, is the head coach of The Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team.
|Full Name||Rick Pitino|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Date Of Birth||September 18, 1952|
|Place Of Birth||New York City, New York, United States|
|Height||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Education||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||Joanne Minardi (m. 1976)|
|Children||Richard Pitino, Daniel Pitino, Ryan Pitino, Christopher Pitino, Jacqueline Pitino, Michael Pitino|
|Nicknames||Richard A. “Rick” Pitino , Richard A. Pitino , Rick|
|Awards||Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award, NABC Coach of the Year, Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year|
|Movies||Through the Fire, Coach Rick Pitino: Basketball Fundamentals|
|1||In his ninth season as head coach at Louisville. [January 2010]|
|2||Preparing for his third season as coach of Louisville. [July 2003]|
|3||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.|
|4||In his next to last season as head coach of the Boston Celtics, he had an infamous rant in which he criticized the Boston fans and media for their negativity and unrealistic expectations. Among others things, he said, “Larry Bird is not walking through that door…” That rant is frequently quoted by sportswriters and the media when a team’s glory days have ended.|
|5||In March 1987, his son Daniel died at six months of congenital heart failure.|
|6||His brother-in-law, Billy Minardi, whom he considered his best friend, was killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Minardi, an equities trader for Cantor Fitzgerald, worked on the 104th floor of Tower 1.|
|7||Attended and played college basketball at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a teammate of Julius Erving.|
|8||Coached professionally with the New York Knicks (1988-1989) and the Boston Celtics, where he also assumed the role of President. He left after a disastrous sub-500 season.|
|9||Joins Lefty Drisell, Eddie Sutton, and Jim Harrick among coaches who have taken four schools to the NCAA Tournament. Pitino accomplished this with Boston University, Providence, Kentucky and Louisville. He is the only coach ever to take three teams (Providence, Kentucky and Louisville) to the Final Four, winning a title in ’96 with Kentucky.|
|10||His record (entering the 2009-2010 season): 552-197. His .731 winning percentage is tenth among active coaches.|