A Title Would Be A Fitting Way To End Rick Pitino's Weekend

Rick Pitino 2 titles with 2 different schools Monday night, the nation's top team, the Louisville Cardinals, play the Michigan Wolverines for the NCAA championship, in Atlanta. The favored Cardinals are looking to win the school's third title, with their previous victories taking place in 1980 and 1986. The Wolverines are aiming for the program's second trophy. Michigan's lone championship took place in 1989.

Besides the 2013 championship, there is a very unique accomplishment that could come out of Monday's game. If Louisville wins, Rick Pitino would become the first coach in NCAA history to win a national championship at two different universities. His first title occurred in 1996, while coaching the Kentucky Wildcats. The native New Yorker already stands as one of only two coaches ever to lead three schools to a Final Four appearance (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville). John Calipari is the other coach to accomplish this feat, but NCAA penalties have officially negated two of his three trips.

A second title would be a fitting way for Pitino's season and weekend to end. In addition to achieving such a historic and noteworthy career milestone, Monday, it was announced that the 60-year-old will be a member of the 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class.

Remarkably, all of this news has taken place amid the elder Pitino witnessing his 30-year-old son Richard being named head coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, last Friday.

What a time to be a Pitino!