Episode 11- Rick Pitino
2021-05-18
On this episode of The Rex Chapman Show, Rex and Josh Hopkins talk with legendary coach Rick Pitino about the highs and lows of his career. They cover Providence, the New York Knicks, Kentucky, Louisville, Greece, Iona and why he considers Rex one of his players even though he never coached him. The Rex Chapman Show is powered by BasketballNews.com and produced by NC Podcasts. -05:30 - First time Coach and Rex met at a 5 Star Basketball Camp -08:00 - What he's learned from an extensive life and career -10:30 - He thinks finishing his career at a small school like Iona is perfect, -12:00 - When he figured out basketball was going to be his life -17:00 - His passion for player development goes back to his Boston University days -19:30 - Making the Assistants play 2 on 2 at the crack of dawn -23:10 - When Coach asked Rex about Kentucky when Pitino was presented with the opportunity to coach there -33:00 - Not playing Derek Anderson because of his knees in NCAA Tournament -35:30 - The impact Pitino had on the state of Kentucky and giving it an identity -41:00 - Who did Coach watch when he was growing up that had an impact on him? -45:30 - Playing Tony Delk at PG and making adjustments to the 1996 team to make it click -48:30 - Pitino's impact on Rex while he was in rehab -51:30 - He will get an Iona tattoo if they win it all like Mike Tyson & John Calipari's impact on the Wildcats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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