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Jimmer Fredette Signs With Panathinaikos

Jul 9, 2019 10:14 PM

Jimmer Fredette has signed with Panathinaikos in Greece.

Fredette finished last season playing for the Phoenix Suns after his season in China ended.

Fredette briefly played for the Golden State Warriors in Summer League.

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David Blatt Hands Rick Pitino First Loss In Euroleague

Jan 5, 2019 7:08 PM

In a heated rivalry game, the David Blatt-lead Olympiakos defeated Rick Pitino's Panathinaikos 79-65. It was Pitino's first loss with Panathinaikos after two straight wins.

The matchup pitted two of the biggest rivals in European basketball, with 50 Panathinaikos fans visiting a practice session before the game to urge them to beat their opponents.

Pitino, who is only signed through the end of this season, has also recently been rumored as a potential candidate for the head coaching position at UCLA. 

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Rick Pitino: EuroLeague Atmosphere Reminds Him Of Kentucky

Dec 29, 2018 9:17 PM

Rick Pitino won his EuroLeague debut with Panathinaikos, beating CSKA Moscow 96-84.

Of the atmosphere in Athens, Pitino said, "it reminded me of Kentucky...and that's the highest compliment I give any crowd. Because I've always felt that in Kentucky basketball is a religion, and the fans tonight motivated us to play that type of defense."

Pitino, whose eventual goal is to coach back in the NBA, had a viral moment after yelling at his players during a timeout. 

"My message to them was that, in watching five films, you can't win playing the type of defense that you're playing. The second thing I told them is, 'Everybody says you guys can't shoot. That's not true' -- I put them through some shooting drills. I said, 'You guys can shoot, the problem is you can't pass.' I said, 'Because you're averaging 13 assists per game and four guys are watching one. If you get ball movement and you constantly pass the basketball, you'll outshoot [your opponents] from the 3-point line".

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Rick Pitino Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Panathinaikos

Dec 20, 2018 2:38 PM

Rick Pitino has agreed to coach Panathinaikos of Greece for the remainder of the season.

Pitino's goal is to return to the NBA as a head coach.

Panathinaikos is expected to part ways with its coach Xavi Pascual to clear the way for Pitino

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