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Could Rick Pitino Make a Return to College Basketball Coaching?

Grand Canyon University fired head basketball coach Dan Majerle Thursday, in the midst of the cancellations of the NCAA Tournament.

While the college basketball world was in shock over the news, Grand Canyon decided it was the perfect day to fire their head coach?

The program moved to Division I a few years back and they have one of the best home environments in college basketball.


As for their next head coach, could we see Rick Pitino return to college basketball? Sam Vecenie of The Athletic has heard Pitino’s name mentioned as a possible fit.

Here is what Pitino said after playing at Grand Canyon in 2016.

“You got something special here, really special. When you have this type of enthusiasm — it made us a much better team tonight. Whether we go to Duke, Kentucky, nothing was as tough as that environment tonight,” Pitino said.


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