• Pitino highlights class of 7 into Naismith Hall

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Apr 8, 2013
    On Wednesday, John Doleva, the president of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, called seven people to tell them they would be in the class of 2013. Pitino was one of the seven. It was Pitino, however, who stole the show. Rick Pitino got the phone call of a lifetime and an incredible text at the same time. If that wasn't enough, Pitino also received a $2.7 million bonus on Monday the accumulation of three years of deferred bonuses. "When I got the call I was trying to call my wife over so she could hear it, and I'm trying to put it on speaker phone, and a text keeps beeping as I'm getting this special call," Pitino said Monday just hours before he led Louisville to victory against Michigan in the national championship game. "I saw the text. 'Go Gophers. I got the job.'" I got the job.'" I got the job.'" I got the job.'" Though earlier on Monday we lamented the Hall of Fame’s insipid exclusion of Spencer Haywood, each of the particulars revealed in this class are more than deserving of the honor. Henderson, a direct elect by the Early African Pioneer Committee; longtime Indiana Pacers guard Roger Brown; Oscar Schmidt of Brazil, the leading scorer in Olympic history; Richie Guerin, a star for the New York Knicks in the 1950s; and, Russ Granik, the longtime assistant commissioner of the NBA.
    Sources: ESPN.com nba.com
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