Men’s basketball: Rick Pitino makes his comeback at Iona College

If the perception exists that he was desperate to return to college basketball, Rick Pitino has been quick to deny it. Pitino actually insists he was more eager to return to the NBA than college, but in tiny Iona College, a mid-major Catholic school in Westchester County, N.Y., he found major appeal.

Now 68, it appears Pitino hasn’t set a timeline for how long he will coach the Gaels, but he has been steadfast in one prediction: The job will be his last.