Rick Pitino

Basketball Coach

Birthday September 18, 1952

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 71 years old

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College basketball coach who led three different schools to the NCAA Final Four. He won his first NCAA Championship with Kentucky in 1996 and his second with Louisville in 2013.

Before Fame

He had an inauspicious coaching start at the University of Hawaii, who was cited by NCAA for violations involving gifts to players.


He briefly coached the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in the NBA but had little success.  He signed a 6 year contract to be the head coach of St. John's University in March of 2023.

Family Life

He had six children with Joanne Minardi, whom he married in 1976.

Associated With

In his freshman year at the University of Massachusetts he was teammates with "Dr. J" Julius Erving.