RICK PITINO is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. He won the NCAA Championship in 2013 with the Louisville Cardinals and the 1996 NCAA Championship with the Kentucky Wildcats—the only basketball coach to win national titles at two different universities. He will formally enter the Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013. Pitino also was head coach at Providence College during its remarkable NCAA tournament in 1987, and in the NBA as head coach of the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. He has written five business and leadership books, Rebound Rules, Lead to Succeed, Full-Court Pressure, Born to Coach, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Success is a Choice.
ERIC CRAWFORD is an award-winning sports journalist in Louisville, Ky., where he writes and appears on the air for WDRB Television. He spent twelve years at the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper, including six years as senior sports columnist. His work has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Society for Professional Journalists, and has appeared in numerous newspapers as well as online for ESPN, The Sporting News and CNN