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Richard Pitino Returns To U of L Staff

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has filled two assistant coaching vacancies on his staff.    Pitino announced today that his son Richard (right) will return to Louisville after two years as an assistant at Florida. He was previously a U of L assistant from 2007 to 2009. Also joining the staff is Wyking Jones, a former Nike traveling team manager who most recently was an assistant at New Mexico. Rick Pitino says a third assistant will be hired soon."All three guys (are) going to hit the road running. We had an outstanding top ten recruiting class last year, we want to come back with another top ten recruiting class this year. We want all three guys to be able to do that," he said.Pitino says earlier reports that his son would return as a coach-in-waiting at U of L were incorrect.(Photos courtesy of www.uoflsports.com)

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.