LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville has hired Holy Cross head
basketball coach Ralph Willard as "associate coach" to Rick
Pitino said Wednesday in a statement from the Cardinals'
athletics department that he had been pursuing Willard for 10
years. Willard previously coached as an assistant under Pitino with
the New York Knicks and at the University of Kentucky.
Pitino called Willard one of the best minds in the game.
In 10 seasons at Holy Cross, Willard compiled a record of
192-117, winning 62 percent of his games.
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