|Celebrated Name:||Rick Pitino|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Richard Andrew Pitino|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||18 September 1952|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Joanne Minardi|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ryan, Richard Jr, Jacqueline, Michael, and Christopher)|
|Is Rick Pitino Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||professional basketball coach|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is one of the famous professional basketball coaches in America. He is the head coach of Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and EuroLeague. Pitino also holds the position of the head coach of Greece senior national team. Today we shall look at Rick Pitino net worth considering he has been a head coach of other NBA and NCAA Division 1 team such as the Boston Celtics (1997–2001), Boston University (1978–1983), the New York Knicks (1987–1989), and University of Louisville (2001–2017).
Maybe you know about Rick Pitino very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Rick Pitino ’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Pitino was born in New York City, New York, but raised in Bayville, New York. He went to St. Dominic High School, where he took the captainship of the school. After graduation, he would later enroll at the University of Massachusetts, where he became a point guard for the Minutemen basketball team. At UMass, he helped the team as a junior and as a senior before graduating in 1974.
Pitino is a husband to Joanne Minardi, who he married in 1976. The couple has five children that are Ryan, Richard Jr, Jacqueline, Michael, and Christopher. Pitino and his wife Minardi had a son but died when he was just six months due to congenital heart failure prompting them to establish the Daniel Pitino Foundation to help children in such a state.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 18 September1952, Rick Pitino is 68 years old as of today’s date 15th January 2021. His height is 1.83 m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.
Pitino started his coaching career in 1974 as an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii. He took over as the head coach in 1975 but later would be fired by the University for providing misinformation. In 1978 he took the job of the head coach of Boston University and led the team to its first NCAA tournament appearance after two decades of missing the event but would later quit in 1983 to join Providence College head coach. With Providence, he led the team to final four, but in 1987 left the college for Kentucky University a job he took from 1989 to 1997. His last college job was with Louisville, which started in 2001 and ended in 2017 after their emerged an escort sex scandal allegation and also “Pay to Play.”
As a professional head coach, he started his professional career with the New York Knicks in 1987 but resigned in 1989. He would later return to NBA in 1997 after Boston Celtics hired his services, but in 2001 he resigned again, citing frustrations with the league and team.
Today he is the head coach of Panathinaikos, a job he took in 2018. With his services as the head coach Panathinaikos has transformed greatly as they have won the 2018-19 Greek Cup and 2018-19 Greek Basket League champions. His contact with Panathinaikos ends in 2021.
As the head coach of national teams, he has been a head coach of Puerto Rico and Greece national team.
As an author, he has published books such as Success is a choice, The One-Day Contract: How to Add Value to Every Minute of Your Life, Born to Coach, and his latest book being Rebound Rules.
Awards & Achievements
Rick Pitino awards and achievements are numerous, but having Louisville team win 33 teams in a single season and considering he is one of two people in all NCAA history to lead three teams to the final four spots.
Net Worth & Salary of Rick Pitino in 2021
As of January 2021, Rick Pitino’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. He has made his money from his coaching gig, where he has coached both college teams and NBA teams as well as national teams. While as the coach of Louisville, he was making $5.1 million, and the deal was worth $50 million. For any championship won, he was eligible for a $500,000 bonus. As an author, his books have been bestsellers; therefore, they have contributed to Rick Pitino’s net worth figures. Other than career earning as a coach, book deals, he has also made money through sponsorship deals with companies such as Guitar Hero and Taco Bell.
Rick Pitino’s net worth probably might be higher than the figures we have stated. Still, we are sure we haven’t missed by a significant margin considering the salary he has been getting and estimates from sponsorship deals.