Rick Pitino Bio

(Basketball Coach)

Relationship Statistics of Rick Pitino

What is Rick Pitino marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Rick Pitino get married ? (married date):April 03, 1976
How many children does Rick Pitino have ? (name):Six(Michael, Christopher, Richard Jr., Daniel, Ryan, and Jacqueline)
Is Rick Pitino having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Rick Pitino gay ?: No
Who is Rick Pitino wife ? (name):Joanne Minardi

More about the relationship

Rick Pitino is a married man. He is married to his wife, Joanne Minardi. The couple exchanged wedding vows on 3 April 1976. From their marriage, the couple had six children but one of them died. Their five living children are Michael, Christopher, Richard Jr., Ryan, and Jacqueline. His son, Richard Jr. is the current head coach of Minnesota.

Their son, Daniel, died in 1987 from congenital heart failure. He was just six months old when they lost him. The couple has established the Daniel Pitino Foundation in his memory and raised millions of dollars for needy children.

Who is Rick Pitino?

Rick Pitino is an American professional basketball coach who is the current head coach for Panathinaikos. Moreover, he is also the head coach of Greece’s senior national team.

In 2013, he became the first head coach to win the Division I national championship with two different schools. However, his second title was vacated after an NCAA investigation into improper benefits for athletes.

Rick Pitino: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Rick Pitino was born on September 18, 1952, in New York City, New York. As of 2020, his age is 67. He has not revealed his parents. Similarly, there is no information about his siblings and other family members. He spent his childhood days in Bayville, New York.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Education: School/College, University

Talking about his education, he attended St. Dominic High School located in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Following that, he joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

How much is Rick Pitino Worth? Net Worth, Salary

Rick Pitino has an estimated net worth of around $45 million as of 2020. He reportedly earned around 7.7. million as the head coach of Louisiana in 2017. However, there is no information about his current salary as the head coach of Panathinaikos and the Greek national team.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandals

Pitino has been involved in several controversial matters and scandals in the past. In 2009, Pitino became the target of extortion with Karen Cunagin Sypher, the wife of Louisville equipment manager Tim Sypher, demanding Rick give her money and cars after the pair had a sexual encounter at a restaurant in Louisville in 2003 and became pregnant. Rick claimed that the sex was consensual and Karen was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011.

Rick Pitino: Professional Life, Career

In 1974, after college, he worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawaii. He then became a full-time assistant and served as Hawaii’s interim head coach in the 1975-76 season.

In 1978, he became the head coach of Boston University in 1978 and led them to their first NCAA appearance in over 24 years. He then took the role of assistant coach with the New York Knicks for the seasons 1983-85. In 1989, he became the coach of Kentucky. He got them back to the Final Four in the 1993 NCAA Tournament. Moreover, in 1996, he helped the team win a national title in the NCAA Tournament.

In 2001, he took the role of head coach of the University of Louisville in 2001 and led the team to the Final Four for the first time in 19 years. In 2012, he took the team to the Big East tournament championship and defeated New Mexico, Davidson, and Michigan State to reach the regional final. They won the regional final but suffered a defeat in the Final Four.

On December 26, 2018, Panathinaikos announced him as the head coach of the team.  On February 17, 2019, they won the 2018–19 Greek Cup. However, he decided not to extend his one-year contract with the team due to family matters. On November 26, 2019, he was rehired by the team after overcoming the family matter and signed a ​1 1⁄2-year contract.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Pitino stands at a height of 6 feet. Also, he weighs around 75 kg. He has light brown hair and brown eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Rick is active on social media. He is active on Twitter but not on Facebook and Instagram. His Twitter account has around 62.9k followers.

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