Rick Pitino & Joanne Minardi

Rick Pitino and Joanne Minardi

Rick Pitino and Joanne Minardi  

Rick Pitino and Joanne Minardi have been married for 40 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1975 and were married on 3rd Apr 1976.

They have 5 children, Christopher, Jacqueline, Ryan, Michael and Richard.


Rick Pitino is a 64 year old American Basketballer. Born Richard Andrew Pitino on 18th September, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA and educated at St. Dominic High School, he is famous for Boston Celtics. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Joanne Minardi is a.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1975 - 3rd Apr 1976 1 year, 3 months
Married3rd Apr 1976 - present 41 years, 7 months
Total 1975 - present 42 years, 10 months

(3 April 1976 - present) (5 children)
Pitino married his wife, the former Joanne Minardi, in 1976. They have five living children: Michael, Christopher, Richard (now the head coach at Minnesota), Ryan and Jacqueline. Another son, Daniel, died in 1987 from congenital heart failure at the age of six months. Rick and Joanne established the Daniel Pitino Foundation (along with a Daniel Pitino shelter in Owensboro, Kentucky) in his memory, which has raised millions of dollars for children in need.
Their son's death was not the last tragedy for Rick and Joanne. Both were especially hard-hit by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as Joanne's brother and Rick's closest friend, Billy Minardi, was working as a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center when it was struck by American Airlines Flight 11. Since 2002, the University of Louisville has designated a December home game as the Billy Minardi Classic, and the university named a dorm on campus as "Billy Minardi Hall." Only a few months earlier, another brother-in-law of Rick, Don Vogt, was killed after being hit by a New York City cab.

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3rd April, 1976 - Marriage

1975 - Hookup

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