Final Four 2012: Rick Pitino Reportedly Not Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

Getting the 2012 Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four is likely one of Rick Pitino's finest accomplishments in a storied career that includes Final Fours at three schools (Providence, Kentucky and Louisville) and multiple Final Fours at two (Kentucky and Louisville). But Pitino won't be enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame this year, according to a report from ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor.

SB Nation's Louisville blog, Card Chronicle, is okay with that idea:

While I think this is borderline absurd and would have obviously preferred Pitino to get the nod, there is a part of me that is selfishly happy to have yet another piece of motivation heading into one of the biggest weekends in the history of Louisville basketball.

Two more wins would make a nice little statement.

For coverage of the Louisville Cardinals, stop by Card Chronicle. For more on the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville's Final Four foe, check out A Sea of Blue. For all your 2012 March Madness needs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NCAA Tournament hub.

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