With the mind of a brilliant coach and the charisma of a leading man, Rick Pitino is an inspiring leader who instills his teams with the drive – and the skills – to succeed on the court and off.
Rick Pitino has the winning touch. Pitino became the first NCAA coach to lead three different teams to the NCAA Final Four.Pitino guided the Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA Championship after claiming the nation’s top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and winning the BIG EAST Conference regular season co-championship and tournament titles. UofL reached its 10th Final Four and second straight, the seventh for Pitino, a feat matched by only five coaches all time.
Pitino is a member of the 2013 Induction Class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, lofty recognition for a lifetime of basketball achievement. Leading through his own example of hard work and solid execution, he transformed each of his college teams, leading Kentucky's men's basketball team to the Final Four three times in five years. Pitino is ranked on two of coaching’s most elite lists: both the winningest active college basketball coaches and winningist all-time college basketball coaches lists. With a talent for rebuilding and re-energizing stumbling organizations, his techniques are a proven commodity – in sports and in the business world.
Captivating and charismatic, Pitino offers practical steps to building personal self-esteem as well as “team ego.” He teaches audiences to maintain focus and act with group integrity through decisiveness, flexibility and consistency.
Pitino led the University of Louisville Cardinals back to the NCAA tournament and put them on the road to a national title, including a Final Four appearance in 2005. He served as head coach of the Boston Celtics and earned the University of Kentucky Wildcats their 1996 NCAA Championship. Pitino is a man who knows that victories are earned – through the hard lessons of past defeat.
Rick Pitino is the author of "Success Is A Choice ", "Lead to Succeed" and" Rebound Rules."
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