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Rick Pitino talked to members of the media on Saturday after Louisville's Final Four win over Wichita State. Rick Pitino talked to members of the media on Saturday after Louisville's Final Four win over Wichita State.
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ATLANTA, GA (AP/WAVE) – University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 on Monday.

Pitino is the first coach to take three different schools to the NCAA Final Four including his 2005, 2012 and 2013 UofL teams. Pitino also guided the University of Kentucky to three NCAA Final Four appearances in eight seasons (1989-97), winning the 1996 NCAA Championship and reaching the national title game in 1997.  He also served as head coach at Providence College (1985-87, 1987 Final Four), Boston University (1978-83), Hawaii (last six games in 1975-76) as well as the NBA New York Knicks (1987-89) and Boston Celtics (1997-2001).

The Class of 2013 was announced on Monday at a press conference in Atlanta prior to the NCAA's Men's Championship game between the UofL Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines.

A finalist needed 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2013 will be enshrined during festivities in Springfield, MA on Sunday, September 8. Tickets to the 2013 Enshrinement and Induction Celebration are available by calling the Hall of Fame at (413) 231-5540.   

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