Rick Pitino has received another contract extension at the University of Louisville, carrying him through 2025. Watch him with his boss Tom Jurich celebrate the moment.
Another reason Rick Pitino loves his life in Louisville is because it has allowed him to retain long term local relationships with buddies. Rick has a zillion friends around the world, but living in the same spot for 14 years has taught him the value of rooting in with friends who are down the street or a few miles away.
The UofL basketball boosters group Friends of the Ville is loaded with some of the city’s top business leaders and a strong contingent of everyday guys working nine to five. It keeps Pitino connected to people from all walks of life, a valuable lesson for anyone whose wealth could easily separate them from the real world.
Pitino welcomes a shoe shine man the same way he does a CEO. He is living a balanced life in Louisville and is smart enough to value it instead of chasing some other dream in another city.
One day after the contract extension, Pitino gave a complete rundown of his latest roster of players.