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Final Four

Rick Pitino’s legacy in Boston still muddled

ATLANTA — To those in Kentucky — whether they bleed Kentucky blue or Louisville red — Rick Pitino is king. He has brought both schools to the Final Four, winning the 1996 national championship with the Wildcats, and he stands just two wins away from the same glory with Louisville.

But whether he wins on Saturday or Monday, or both or neither, Pitino will leave Atlanta one step closer to basketball immortality, with the news breaking Friday that he has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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