Pitino leads class of 7 into Naismith Hall of Fame

Rick Pitino and Jerry Tarkanian
Posted at 9:24 PM, Apr 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-08 21:24:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining Pitino in the class of 2013 are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women's coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.

The inductions will take place in Springfield, Massachusetts in September.