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Rick Pitino fondly recalls Celtics years

The man in those pristine white suits, looking like a descendant of Colonel Sanders on the sideline of the KFC Yum! Center, is headed to Springfield this weekend for induction into theBasketball Hall of Fame.

Those suits are an indication of Rick Pitino’s passion for the University of Louisville. So is the Pitino who stood at the foot of Kevin Ware’s bed with the Midwest Regional championship trophy after the Cardinals forward awoke from surgery to repair a horrifying broken right tibia suffered in a March victory over Duke.

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