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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rick Pitino celebrates after winning Greek Cup title

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino has won a lot of things in basketball, and now he can add “Green Cup champion” to his resume.

The Hall of Fame basketball coach led Panathinaikos to the Greek Cup title on Sunday with a 79-73 win, and he posted a picture of his championship team on Twitter to celebrate the accomplishment.

Pitino’s team took a rather odd route to the final after a semifinal forfeit, but they certainly seem to have played well when it counted. The team features several former college standouts, including Nick Calathes, Adreian Payne, Keith Langford, and Sean Kilpatrick. Also on the team is Thanasis Antetokounmpo, older brother of Giannis.

Now 66, Pitino still wants to coach stateside, but faces a long road back after his Louisville program became caught up in an FBI probe. At least he can still find success overseas.



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