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Finals Watch: Pitino's pride

Thursday - 4/4/2013, 2:07pm  ET

FILE - In this April 16, 2012 file photo, Richard Pitino talks to the media during a press conference in Miami. Minnesota is in advanced discussions with Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, to take over for Tubby Smith. Two people with knowledge of the discussions say Pitino engaged in negotiations with Minnesota officials on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The people requested anonymity because the deal has not been formally completed. In his lone season at Florida International, Pitino led the Panthers to an 18-14 record, the school's first winning season in 13 years. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Pitino's Pride

It's been a memorable week for Rick Pitino.

Pitino is coaching Louisville in the Final Four, and on Wednesday his son Richard was named head coach at Minnesota.

So Thursday's question for Pitino: Which was the bigger event?

"They're both exciting," Pitino said after pausing to consider the question. "I'm very proud and happy for Richard ... so it's been a great week for our family."

-- Charles Odum -- http://twitter.com/CharlesOdum

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