Rick Pitino Returns To Coaching Basketball, Takes Job With Panathinaikos

Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is making his return to basketball as head coach  Panathinaikos Greece, in response to a number of reviews. Pitino, 66, was fired a yr in the past after an FBI probe right into a collection scandalous occasions at Louisville.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reviews that Pitino will journey to Athens shortly after Christmas to take over “a gifted, however underachieving, roster that features a number of former NBA gamers.” He is predicted to teach his first recreation on December 27.

Pitino will take over for head coach Xavi Pascual, who was fired after final night time’s loss, as Panathinaikos has began the season 6-7 within the EuroLeague, which has the staff sitting in 10th place. According to ESPN, Panathinaikos’ roster contains Nick Calathes, Georgios Papagiannis, Keith Langford, Deshaun Thomas, James Gist and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis.

Pitino has gained 770 video games over his school teaching profession, made seven Final Four appearances (5 with Louisville) and gained two nationwide championships – 1996 with Kentucky and 2013 with Louisville. However, the latter has since been vacated as the outcome  an investigation into inappropriate recruiting events from 2010-2014, wherein prostitutes had been paid to have intercourse with the gamers.

Maryland Men's Basketball: Latest Program Slapped With FBI Subpoena

The Maryland Men’s Basketball program is the latest big name to enter the ongoing investigation into corruption within the Collegiate ranks. This morning, the university announced it had received two subpoenas mailed from the U.S. District Attorney the Southern District New York. The investigation has already led to the arrest several assistant coaches from powerhouse programs. The investigation also proved costly for Hall Fame coach Rick Pitino, who was fired by Louisville after the school look into the matter themselves.

According to a statement posted by Maryland, they will gladly comply with the demands listed in the subpoena, whether it calls for them stand before a Grand Jury, or provide comprehensive records their transactions. The statement reads:

“On March 15, 2018 and June 29, 2018, the University received grand jury subpoenas for documents related to the ongoing federal investigation college basketball. The University complied with the subpoenas by providing responsive records. None the responsive records shows evidence any violations applicable laws or NCAA bylaws by University coaches, staff or players. The University has cooperated and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing federal investigation.”

Maryland was first implicated in the mess, back in February when Terrapins’ coach Mark Turgeon pledged his support to the cleansing College Basketball. the 2nd supboena relates to an Angolan prospect the team recruited out the Florida-based IMG Basketball Academy. Both sides deny any wrongdoing in his recruitment.