Rick Pitino: “The spirit behind the game in Europe is nothing like we have in the US”

Rick Pitino knows European basketball really well.

Rick Pitino Panathinaikos Baskonia
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

Coach Rick Pitino may have ended his second stint with Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, but of course he knows really well how European basketball works.

The Hall of Famer left a mark on the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, which also left a mark on him.