Louisville’s Pitino Among HOF Entrants

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

Cardinals_Rick_Pitino_2013Rick Pitino remembers the training meals at the pizza place where his Boston University teams ate more than 30 years ago.

Even Hall of Famers have to start somewhere.

That obscure beginning provided a foundation for a coaching career that took him to two NBA teams and three other colleges, all reaching the Final Four and two winning NCAA championships.

“Coaches don’t get in the Hall of Fame,” Pitino said Sunday at his induction. “Players put them in the Hall of Fame and I’ve had a great journey along the way.”

It started for him as a head coach in 1978 just 90 miles east of Springfield Symphony Hall, where the ceremony was held for him and 11 other honorees.

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