Rick Pitino reportedly a candidate to take over the national team of Greece

Rick Pitino
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The Basketball Federation of Greece is interested in hiring Rick Pitino for the head coaching position, per Donatas Urbonas.

According to the Lithuanian journalist, who quotes the Greek newspaper Sportime, the legendary coach is one of the candidates to take over Greece.

However, the plan is for Pitino to coach Greece only in the top tournaments (EuroBasket, Olympic Games, pre-Olympic Tournament etc), as Thanasis Skourtopoulos is expected to be the head coach in the EuroBasket Qualifiers.

The former head coach of Panathinaikos confirmed to Gazzetta.gr that he will come to Athens in November, yet it is still unclear whether he will have a meeting with the Greek Basketball Federation.

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