Iona head coach Rick Pitino on the sidelines during the MAAC tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Image: AP)

The Return of Rick Pitino, Iona Wins MAAC for Auto-Bid to March Madness

The Iona Gaels (12-5) won the MAAC tournament and earned an automatic bid to March Madness. Rick Pitino, Iona’s head coach, tied Tubby Smith and Lon Kruger as the only coaches in NCAA history to qualify for the March Madness men’s college basketball tournament with five different teams. Pitino was […]