Rick Pitino has been hired as head coach of the Greek national team.

Greece will be one of 24 teams playing for four 2020 Olympic bids during a June 23-28 qualifying event.

Pitino could coach Giannis Antetokounmpo if he's available.

Pitino most recently coached in the Greek League with Panathinaikos. Pitino turned down an offer to return as president and coach as he sought an NBA job.