first_imgLacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Heat snap Rockets’ five-game win streak after Chris Paul injured Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño jsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pitino was fired in October 2017 after allegations he was aware of payments to a top prospect unveiled by federal prosecutors, claims involving an Adidas executive giving a player money to play at Louisville, which has an apparel deal with Adidas, and represent the shoemaker after turning professional.After two seasons coaching the New York Knicks from 1987-1989, Pitino took over a scandal-hit University of Kentucky program and delivered a 1996 national US college crown, a 1997 loss in the finals and three other runs to the last eight or deeper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefIn 1997, Pitino returned to the NBA with the Boston Celtics as team president and coach but could only guide the historic club to one winning season before resigning and taking over at Louisville.The Cardinals won a US college crown in 2013, the same year Pitino was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but Louisville later vacated the title due to recruiting violations. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion FILE – Head coach Rick Pitino (R) and Sports and Information Director Kenny Klein of the Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPFormer NBA coach Rick Pitino, fired last year by the University of Louisville after a pay for play recruiting scandal, has agreed to coach Greek club Panathinaikos, according to his agent.Drew Rosenhaus, Pitino’s agent, told ESPN and the New York Times that Pitino, a 66-year-old New York native who guided Louisville from 2001 to 2017, would coach the Athens-based team.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more