Rick Pitino

Pitino Announces Staff Changes

by Rick Howlett on April 30, 2012

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has announced two new additions to his staff and a new role for a current staff member.

Kareem Richardson (at left in photo) is the Cards’ new assistant coach, a vacancy that was created by the departure of associate coach Richard Pitino to Florida International University two weeks ago.

Rick Pitino says Richardson has become a top-level recruiter during his 15 year coaching career, most recently at Xavier.

“Recruiting is always the number one dynamic in hiring an assistant. And then I always say I hire future head coaches,” Pitino said.

Pitino also announced that former Cards’ player Andre McGee has been promoted from program assistant to director of basketball operations, and Doug Davenport (at right in photo) is the team’s new director of video operations.

Davenport is the son of former Cards’ assistant and current Bellarmine head coach Scott Davenport.

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Cards’ Final Four Celebration Set For Tuesday

by Rick Howlett April 16, 2012

University of Louisville basketball fans will get a chance to celebrate the team’s Final Four run tomorrow with a public event at Fourth Street Live. Coach Rick Pitino says it will be the Cards’ first opportunity to publicly thank fans for their support. U of L went on an eight game winning streak in the […]

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Cards/Cats Showdown Puts Commonwealth in Bright Spotlight

by Rick Howlett March 30, 2012

The University of Louisville/University of Kentucky rivalry will reach new heights Saturday night when the Cards and the Cats clash in the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans. Some are calling it the biggest sporting event in the commonwealth’s history. Listen to the story: This has the feel of a Kentucky Derby week, with the […]

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NCAA; UK and IU Meet Tonight; U of L and Florida Play Sunday for Final Four Berth

by Rick Howlett March 23, 2012

The men’s NCAA basketball tournament resumes this evening with Kentucky and Indiana squaring off in a South Region semifinal in Atlanta.   Tipoff is at 9:45pm. Kentucky is the tournament’s overall number one seed, but the Hoosiers handed the Wildcats the first of their two defeats this season in December.    The Louisville Cardinals are one victory […]

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NCAA: U of L Wins; UK and IU Meet Friday; Bellarmine Eliminated

by Rick Howlett March 23, 2012

The Louisville Cardinals are one victory away from their first NCAA Final Four appearance since 2005. U of L upset Michigan State 57-44 last night to advance to the Elite Eight round of the men’s basketball tournament and will face Florida Saturday in Phoenix. Tipoff is 4:30pm Eastern time. The game will pit Cards coach […]

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College Basketball: Cards Visit Pitt Saturday

by Rick Howlett January 20, 2012

In college basketball this weekend, the Louisville Cardinals are on the road tomorrow night at Pittsburgh. U of L has lost three of its last four games; the Panthers have dropped seven straight. Cards’ coach Rick Pitino said today he wasn’t sure if leading scorer Kyle Kuric will play. Kuric sat out the last two […]

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U of L’s Buckles Out For Season With Second Knee Injury

by Rick Howlett January 17, 2012

University of Louisville basketball player Rakeem Buckles will miss the rest of this season and all of next season after injuring his left knee during yesterday’s game at Marquette. The junior forward suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and will undergo surgery in the next few weeks. Buckles had just recovered from a torn […]

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Pitino: Kuric Out For DePaul Game With Ankle Sprain

by Rick Howlett January 13, 2012

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says leading scorer Kyle Kuric won’t play tomorrow against DePaul after suffering a high ankle sprain in practice. The Cardinals have lost four of their last five games, including a 31 point blowout Tuesday night at Providence. Pitino says he understands fans’ frustration with the team’s struggles, but […]

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Pitino, ’87 Providence Final Four Team To Be Honored

by Rick Howlett January 9, 2012

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team returns to action tomorrow evening at Providence College. This particular trip to Rhode Island will be a special one for U of L coach Rick Pitino. It’s been 25 years since Pitino coached Providence to its improbable run to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. Pitino had […]

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Unbeaten Cards To Host College of Charleston

by Rick Howlett December 19, 2011

The University of Louisville basketball team is off to its best start in 15 years. The Cards are 10-0 heading into tomorrow’s game against the College of Charleston. Coach Rick Pitino says his team is spending its holiday break preparing for its final stretch of non-conference games, then the Big East race. “We can rest […]

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