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Tuesday April 4, 2006 7:32 pm

Rick Pitino’s Former Assistants Doing Well For Themselves

Herb Sendek takes the ASU head coaching jobTwo former Rick Pitino assistants have made headlines the last couple of days.  Billy Donovan led Florida to it’s first NCAA basketball title, and Herb Sendek took the head coaching job at Arizona State University.  Both Donovan and Sendek were Pitino assistant’s at Kentucky.  Tubby Smith was also under Pitino’s staff, and has put his own mark on the Kentucky program.

Donovan led a strong sophomore recruiting class to the promise land yesterday by defeating UCLA, to the dismay of Bill Walton.  With two NCAA championship games under Donovan’s belt, he may now be propelled into an elite class of head coaches.  Sendek who has had success as the head coach of the N.C. State Wolfpack in recent years, but has come up short in head to head against the elite of the ACC with a 17-54 record against rivals Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest.  With Sendek on board, the Pac-10 Conference just got tougher by one more team.

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