Sources tell ESPN that Rick Pitino has been elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame. This is Pitino’s second year as a finalist and this morning, he was voted in. A formal announcement is expected on Monday, when Louisville could potentially be playing for the National Championship.
This will be Pitino’s seventh Final Four appearance, and if the Cards win it all, he will be the first coach to lead two schools to a national title. He’s already the first to take three schools to the Final Four, and the second to take two schools to back-to-back Final Fours.
Maaaan, it’s a good year to be a Cardinals fan. Congrats, Rick.