Video: Rick Pitino gets buckets in old man’s league

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Rick Pitino gets buckets.

The Louisville coach and Hall of Famer provided some offensive firepower and a whole lot of internet #content Tuesday by playing in a 55-and-over men’s league in Coral Springs, Fla.

Pitino, 64, said he hasn’t played competitively since he was the head coach at Kentucky, when Billy Donovan and the rest of his staff there would get 90 minutes of run in starting at 5:30 a.m. Stops in Boston and with the Cardinals saw that practice come to an end, though.

Now, he’s playing in a tournament in Florida, spotting up for corner 3s and putting points on the board nearly 45 years after his collegiate career at UMass came to an end.

For being on the shelf for 20 years, Pitino’s shooting form looks pretty solid, if his release is a bit slow. Didn’t see a whole lotta hustle back to the defensive end of the floor, either. Plenty to work on, and plenty for his players to needle him on when they all get back to campus this summer.