We knew Rick Pitino couldn’t stay out of the coaching game for too long.
Adrian Wojnarowki reports that the former Louisville head coach is finalizing a deal with EuroLeague power Panathinaikos of Greece’s top professional basketball league.
Panathiniakos has started 6-7 in the EuroLeague, leaving them in tenth place. Their roster features former college stars Nick Kalathes (Florida) and Keith Langford (Kansas).
Pitino will also be coaching the older brother of NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, Thanasis.
Per the report, Pitino is expected to travel to Athens, Greece, immediately and will coach his first game shortly after Christmas.<