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July 4, 2021

Rick Pitino is now one win away from taking Greece to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Zack Geoghegan 1:00pm July 4, 2021 7/4/21

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The Rick Pitino career arc is going to make one hell of a 30-for-30 documentary one day. Currently stepping in as the head coach of the Greece Men’s National Team, Pitino, the former Kentucky Men’s Basketball, is now just one win away from taking his squad to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After Greece upset Turkey…

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June 30, 2021

Canada-Greece had former Wildcats and mic’d up Pitino

Drew Franklin 6:30pm June 30, 2021 6/30/21

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There are four open spots in the sport of Men’s Basketball at the 2020 Olympics and the qualifying tournaments are now underway to determine the four countries that will join the United States, Spain, Argentina, France, Australia, Iran, Nigeria and Japan in Tokyo. Seven of the eight countries I just named qualified in the 2019…

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May 21, 2021

Lil Wayne shouts out John Calipari and Rick Pitino in new song

Drew Franklin 6:30pm May 21, 2021 5/21/21

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There is a new song you should consider adding to your weekend hip-hop playlist because it references two Kentucky Basketball head coaches—one present, the other now at Iona. In Lil Wayne’s new verse on Polo G’s “GANG, GANG,” he mentions both John Calipari and Rick Pitino with the line: I’m like Rick Pitino or John…

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May 19, 2021

Rick Pitino said nice things about Calipari and was pretty funny on Rex Chapman’s podcast

Drew Franklin 6:00pm May 19, 2021 5/19/21

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Rick Pitino isn’t the villain he once was when he wore the rival’s colors at Louisville and helped the Cardinals set a Guinness World Record for scandals while not winning the national championship in 2013. Maybe it’s time healing old wounds, or maybe it’s Chris Mack cutting wrestling promos and beefing with former assistants, but…

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April 12, 2021

Iona Basketball fan account says Iona plans to play Kentucky

Drew Franklin 10:00am April 12, 2021 4/12/21

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Gather around, it’s time to collectively overreact to a tweet from an Iona Gaels Basketball fan account. Late Sunday night, Gael Nation Hoops, an account with only a couple hundred followers and no affiliation to Iona, tweeted, “Iona plans to play University of Kentucky next year.” Iona plans to play University of Kentucky next year.…

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March 19, 2021

Pitino weighs in on the absence of Kentucky and Duke in the tournament

Drew Franklin 4:00pm March 19, 2021 3/19/21 Comments Disabled

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Before his Iona Gaels try to upset Alabama tomorrow afternoon, Rick Pitino joined Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman to preview the tournament, and the absences of Kentucky and Duke from the tournament came up in the discussion. “It can happen to anybody,” Pitino told the show. “It can happen to anyone in a COVID-type…

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March 16, 2021

Rick Pitino says he won’t consider Indiana job, will retire at Iona

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:00pm March 16, 2021 3/16/21

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Rick Pitino has been known to stretch the truth from time to time, so with Iona in the NCAA Tournament in his first season as the Gaels’ head coach, you knew we’d get at least one whopper this week. Sure enough, he delivered. In a teleconference today, Pitino shot down speculation he’s a candidate for…

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March 10, 2021

Rick Pitino’s Iona Upsets Top-Seeded Siena to Advance to MAAC Semifinals

Nick Roush 7:33pm March 10, 2021 3/10/21

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Rick Pitino is two wins away from returning to the NCAA Tournament. The 9-seed in the MAAC Tournament after playing just 15 games due to multiple COVID-19 cancellations, Iona finished the game on a 23-10 run to knock off top-seeded Siena 55-52. Pitino’s team won despite shooting just 25.5% from the field, while Siena made…

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February 22, 2021

Iona shutting down for the rest of the regular season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm February 22, 2021 2/22/21

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COVID-19 continues to pummel the Iona Basketball program. This afternoon, the Gaels announced that another Tier 1 member has tested positive for the coronavirus, which means that after quarantining and isolation protocols, they will not have the required number of players to play the final five games of the regular season. Instead, Rick Pitino’s squad…

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November 12, 2020

Rick Pitino’s debut at Iona postponed due to COVID

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:30pm November 12, 2020 11/12/20 Comments Disabled

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We’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see Rick Pitino’s return to college basketball. Adam Zagoria is reporting that Iona is shutting down practice for two weeks after a member of the support staff tested positive for COVID-19. Per Zagoria, the Gaels’ first four games may be canceled. They were scheduled…

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