Pitino Semifinalist for Coach of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino is one of 10 national semifinalists for the 2017 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year.

Joining Pitino on the list of ten national semifinalists are Northwestern’s Chris Collins, Baylor’s Scott Drew, Gonzaga’s Mark Few, West Virginia’s Bob Huggins, SMU’s Tim Jankovich, Arizona’s Sean Miller, Kansas’ Bill Self, Florida’s Mike White and Villanova’s Jay Wright.

The list will be narrowed to four finalists on March 16. After the finalists are chosen, fans will have an opportunity to participate in overall voting process.The fan vote will account for 5% of the total vote.

The award will be presented at the Naismith Final Four Awards Brunch on Sunday, April 2.

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