Rick Pitino who is an American basketball coach was born on 18th September of the year 1952. He is the native of New York City, New York. Although he is known by the name Rick Pitino, his real name is Richard Andrew Pitino. He was raised up in Bayville, New York. He was also the captain of St. Dominic High School Basketball Team nearby Oyster Bay, Long Island. He went to study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the year 1970 and earned himself a degree in 1974.

At the beginning of his coaching career, he started as a graduate assistant at University of Hawaii in 1974. He then became full time assistant the following year. He was the hired by Jim Boeheim as he began his tenure at the Syracuse University. He then first head coached for Boston University in 1978 till 1983. After that, he coached New York Knicks till 1985. He had also head coached for Providence, Kentucky, and Boston Celtics. Currently, he is the head coach of University of Louisville where he joined in 2001.

To talk about his personal life biography, Pitino has already got married. He is married to his wife Joanne Minardi. The couple exchanged their vows with each other in 1976. They also had six children together. Among them, five children are living who are named as Michael, Christopher, Richard, Ryan and Jacqueline and one of their son died in 1987 due to congenital heart failure when he was just at of six months. Rick and Joanne also established The Daniel Pitino Foundation in his memory that raised millions of dollars for the children who are in need.

Apart from that, he has now reached at the age of 62 and he stands tall at the towering height of six feet. In addition to that, his favorite artist is Pitbull and loves all of his songs. His net worth is estimated to be around $ 15 million and his exact salary is not known. He is also active in different social networking sites sucha as instagram, twitter and facebook.


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