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Seton Hall men's basketball coach Kevin Willard beats former mentor Rick Pitino of Iona

Seton Hall University men's basketball coach, Kevin Willard, faced off against his former mentor, Rick Pitino, when the team beat Iona Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2020, 11:51 AM

Updated 1,299 days ago

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Seton Hall University men's basketball coach, Kevin Willard, faced off against his former mentor, Rick Pitino, when the team beat Iona Monday night.
Williard worked as an assistant with Pitino at Louisville. Pitino was fired from Louisville three years ago following a federal bribery investigation.
“I said, ‘I love you, I love you and I'm so glad to see you back,’ and he said, ‘I love you too,’ so it was just, it's a weird emotion seeing someone that you work with for so long and you respect so much, the joy I had when I saw him on the sideline, that's where Rick Pitino belongs,” says Willard.
Pitino will see plenty of action against New Jersey this season, including Rider, Monmouth and St. Peter's.


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