For one night, Rick Pitino is returning to Louisville, and you're invited to join him.
The Hall of Fame basketball coach will sign copies of his new book «Pitino: My Story» and talk about his legacy during an exclusive live event presented by the Courier Journal.
The event will take place the evening of Sept. 14 at the Omni Louisville Hotel, and a cash bar will be available.
One copy of «Pitino: My Story» is included with each $25 ticket purchased. Coach Pitino will sign books for two hours before his one-on-one interview with the Courier Journal's Jeff Greer.
The event is Pitino's first public appearance in Louisville since the quick end of his tenure last fall as the University of Louisville's men's basketball coach after the FBI investigation into college basketball ensnared the team. Since that point, he has relocated to Florida, declining to return.
That included this year's Kentucky Oaks despite the fact that a filly Pitino co-owned — Coach Rocks — ran and finished seventh in the race.
«I will not (go) unless David Grissom and the pizza guy, Papa John, retire from the board of trustees,» Pitino said before the race. «Then, I'll be there.”