New branch on Pitino coaching tree

The Rick Pitino coaching tree just sprouted another new branch.

Kareem Richardson
Kareem Richardson

Kareem Richardson, who joined the University of Louisville basketball staff a year ago, has been named head coach at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. That brings to 22 the number of assistants who have had their own programs.

The Pitino lineage:

Bob Brown – Southern Maine (1987–90), Boston University (1990–94)
Bill Burke – Loyola (MD) (1981–82)
Gordon Chiesa – Manhattan (1981–85), Providence (1987–88)
Mick Cronin – Murray State (2003–06), Cincinnati[23] (2006–current)
Scott Davenport – Bellarmine (2005–current)
Billy Donovan – Marshall (1994–96), Florida (1996–current)
Herb Sendek – Miami, OH (1993–96), N.C. State (1996–2006), Arizona State[24] (2006–current)
Stu Jackson – New York Knicks (1990), Wisconsin (1992–94)
John Kuester – Boston (1983–85), George Washington (1985–90)
Steve Masiello – Manhattan (2011–current)
Bernadette Mattox – UK (women) (1995–2003)
Marvin Menzies – New Mexico State (2007–current)
Jim O’Brien – Dayton (1990–94)
Martin Schoepfer – Connecticut College (1982–93)
Orlando “Tubby” Smith – Tulsa (1991–95), Georgia (1995–97), UK (1997–2007), Minnesota (2007–current)
Reggie Theus – New Mexico State (2005–07)
Kevin Willard – Iona (2007–2010), Seton Hall (2010–current)
Ralph Willard – WKU (1990–94), Pittsburgh (1994–99), Holy Cross (1999–2009)
Richard Pitino – Florida International University (2012–current)
Winston Bennett – Kentucky State (2000–03)[22]
Delray Brooks – Texas-Pan American (1997–99)

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.