Rick Pitino, one of the most heralded American professional basketball coaches, is known for his accomplishments in the NCAA. Pitino was the coach for the ball teams of Boston University, Providence College, and the University of Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to the NCAA championship in 1996. However, his most notable presence is his title as the head coach for the University of Louisville since 2001.
Not only did he lead the Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, but also holds the distinction of being the only male coach to bring three different schools to the Final Four. On top of these accolades, Pitino was the only coach to lead two teams (Kentucky and Louisville) to a NCAA National Championship. Outside of the NCAA, he was a coach of the NBA’s Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.
During 2013 Final Four, he was announced to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which he was inducted five months later.
Rick Pitino’s Net Worth as of 2017: $25 Million
Rick Pitino’s net worth is worth a large sum of money: $25 million! Who wouldn’t want to be a professional basketball coach? I know I would be taking my clipboard out and drawing the “obtuse triangle” defense for my team to succeed on the court. What if the Cardinals win the NCAA title for the 2017-2018 season? Expect his net worth to sky-rocket. The future is coming, but let’s check out how his major past successes in the NCAA (since he is a current coach of University of Louisville), which molded his current stardom.
Pitino leads the Terriers as they become Regular Season Champions. This was Pitino’s first major achievement as a basketball coach.
Pitino’s second and last season with the Friars appeared in the Final Four; however, the team fell short of a NCAA title.
The experienced coach moves onto coaching Kentucky from the SEC conference. Throughout his eight seasons, he explicitly improved the team by guiding them to conference tournament championships, to three Final Four appearances, and the highest honor, a NCAA championship title in 1995-1996.
University of Louisville is his current home team. Pitino proves to be a valuable asset to its improving ball club. Out of his sixteen seasons thus far, he helped the Cardinals make it to the NCAA tournament thirteen times, nine consecutively. In addition, In the 2012-2013 season, the Cardinals acquired the NCAA Championship hardware.
All I can say is that Pitino is a current star in the basketball coaching world. Although he had his share of ups and downs, he undeniably performed well in both the NCAA and NBA standpoints. Evidently, in the NCAA landscape, he is rebuilding the Cardinals into a threat to major Division I basketball teams.