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Richard Pitino returns to Louisville staff

- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) - Richard Pitino is back coaching alongside his father Rick at Louisville.

The school announced Tuesday that Richard Pitino and former New Mexico assistant Wyking Jones have joined the Cardinals' revamped coaching staff.

This marks Richard Pitino's second stint at Louisville. He served as an assistant coach from 2007-09 before leaving to join Billy Donovan's staff at Florida.

Wyking comes to the Cardinals after two seasons as an assistant under Steve Alford at New Mexico.

The hirings fill two of Louisville's three open assistant. Assistants Steve Masiello and Tim Fuller left earlier this month and director of basketball operations Ralph Willard is stepping down.

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