Rick Pitino will coach Greece at the Olympic qualifying tournament, Pitino told Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Pitino, currently the coach of Iona, was named the head coach of Greece last year.

The Olympic qualifying tournament between 16 countries will be held from June 29th to July 4th.

The NBA is currently pushing for a December 22nd start date to finish the season before the Olympics.

The league reportedly estimates "significant financial turmoil" should the season compete with the Olympics for television ratings.