Rick Pitino to coach Puerto Rico national team over summer

Monday March 9th, 2015

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino will coach the Puerto Rico men's national basketball team during two tournaments this summer, according to the Associated Press

Pitino will coach the Puerto Rico squad during the Pan American Games in Toronto from July 21-25 and again during a pre-Olympic FIBA qualifying tournament in Mexico from Aug. 25-Sept. 5.

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"I'm looking forward to putting in the unique style of play that hopefully will get the team over the hump," Pitino said Monday.

The team will begin training in July and will hold workouts on Louisville's campus in August, according to the AP. 

Pitino has won two NCAA titles during his coaching career: in 1996 while at Kentucky and in 2013 with Louisville. He has coached the Cardinals since 2001 and has compiled a 364-123 record in 14 seasons with the program. 

No. 14 Louisville is 24-7 this season heading into the ACC tournament. 

- Molly Geary

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