Have you ever wondered who is the best college basketball coach of all time? The right answer would be Rick Pitino. Today we are going to discuss this professional basketball coach and a former basketball player’s career. Rick Pitino was born Richard Andrew Pitino. He was born on September 18, 1951, in New York City, New York, the United States of America. Rick Pitino has been serving as the head coach for more than 35 years. He is very professional and skilled. Rick has trained for more than 7 popular basketball clubs in his career. He is also a writer and an actor Let’s discuss more of this popular basketball player and coach. 

Quick Info
Full NameRichard Andrew Pitino
Date Of BirthSeptember 18, 1951
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York, the United States of America
OccupationActor, Writer, Coach
Age68 years old
Height6feet and 0 inches or 1.83 meters
Weight165 lb or 75kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorLight Brown
Net Worth$45 Million USD.

What is Rick famous for?

Rick Pitino is famous for his coaching career. Besides that, he was also famous for his career as a basketball player from his high school. More than that, he is famous for his career as an accomplished writer. He is famous for his books like  Sucess Is a Choice(1997), Rebound Rules(2008), The one-Day Contract(2013), Born to Caoach(1998), and many more.

His book Sucess is a Choice was read by 1.3 billion peoples according to Goodreads in 2021. Popular magazines like The New York Times, BBC, has given 4.5 stars to this book. He is also famous for appearing in movies such as He Got Game, Blue Chips, The NBA on CBA, and many more. This is the main reason why he is famous.


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Physical Features

Rick Pitino is a very handsome personality. Currently, he is 68 years old but he is very active in his coaching career. The total height of this Coach is 6feet and 0 inches or 1.83 meters whereas the total weight of this professional coach is 165 lb or 75kg. The color of his hair is light brown and the color of his eye is black. Besides acting, writing, and coaching, he is interested in playing chess.

Rick Pitino
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He belongs to American nationality and he holds an ethnicity of White. He has a zodiac sign of Virgo and he is very gentle, kind, and hardworking.

Where did Rick Pitino grow up?

Rick Pitino was born on September 18, 1951, in New York City, New York, the United States of America. He started his career in basketball at his early age. Rick was a team captain of basketball in his school. He was interested in basketball and in writing more than he was in anything. His average point per game used to be 14.6. Rick Pitino also used to write in his school days. He used to write for the school’s magazines. In his early career, he has played alongside the NBA legend Julius. Julius was the junior of Rick Pitino.

Where did he study?

 Pitino attended St. Dominic High School in his early life. After graduation from high school, he attended the University of Kentucky for his higher education. He started his career in coaching basketball at the University of Kentucky.


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How did he start his career?

Rick started his career as an assistant coach in the beginning. He started his carer as an assistant coach in 1974 at the University of Hawaii. He worked under the instruction of BruceO’Neil. After Bruce was fired, he also quit the job in 1978. He first debuted on the head coaching from the Boston University. He trained the Boston Basketball team from 1978-1983.

Rick Pitino
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Later, he was hired as an assistant coach for the New York Knicks.  He has trained several basketball teams like Kentucky, New York Knicks, Providence, Boston Celtics, Louisville, Panathinaikos. Currently, he is serving as the head coach of the Lona.

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What is the relationship status of Rick Pitino?

Rick is married to Joanne Minardi. He has a total of six children but his son Daniel Pitino died from heart failure. Now he has a total of five children. The name of his children is Michael, Richard Jr, Christopher, Jacqueline, and Ryan.

Rick Pitino
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How much is Rick Pitino’s net worth?

With a successful career as an actor, coacher, and writer, he earns a huge amount of money. He has an annual salary of $4.9 million dollars.


The total net worth of Rick Pitino in 2021 is 45 Million USD.


Social Media Presence

Rick is on every major social media site like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Facebook– 9.62k followers

Twitter– 68k followers



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