Cardinal Basketball

Possible Walter McCarty Replacements

With the departure of Walter McCarty, Rick Pitino won’t waste any time replacing him. Pitino has been quoted as saying he will move very swiftly in finding a new assistant coach. Possible candidates include former Depaul, and Virginia Head Coach Dave Leitao, Ole Miss assistant Torrey Ward, Drake assistant Kareem Richardson, and Morehead St. assistant Matt Grady.

Dave Leitao Coaching Resume

1984–1986
1986–1994
1994–1996
1996–2002
2002–2005
2005–2009
Northeastern (asst.)
UConn (asst.)
Northeastern
UConn (asst.)
DePaul (head coach)
Virginia (head coach)

Leitao was the 2007 ACC Coach of the year, he spent the spring training players for the upcoming NBA Draft. Leitao would bring some great experience to the staff. 

Torrey Ward Coaching Resume

2003 – 2005 – Jacksonville St. Assistant Coach

2006 – present – Ole Miss Assistant Coach

Ward has a reputation of being a big time recruiter throughout the south.

Kareem Richardson Coaching Resume

1997 – 1999 – University of Indianapolis – Assistant Coach

1999 – 2002 – Indiana State – Assistant Coach

2002 – 2003 – Wright State – Assistant Coach

2003 – 2007 – Evansville – Assistant Coach

2007 – 2008 – UMKC – Assistant Coach

2008 – Present – Drake – Assistant Coach

Richardson is a long time assistant throughout the mid-major ranks, he has had a lot of success at each school, but has yet to land a job with a big time program.

Matt Grady Coaching Resume

1999 – 2001 – St. Joes – Student Assistant

2001 – 2003 – Louisville – Program Assistant

2003 – 2006 – Murray State – Program Assistant

2006 – 2007 – Cincinatti – Director of Basketball Operations

2007 – 2008 – New Mexico State – Assistant Coach

2008 – 2009 – Louisville – Administrative Assistant to Rick Pitino

2009 – 2010 – Morehead St. Assistant Coach

Grady is a long shot for the job, but he has a lot of ties to Coach Pitino, and the Louisville program.

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