Bernard Setaro Clark
Rick Pitino is a basketball icon: the only coach in college history to lead three different schools to the Final Four, the winner of the 1996 NCAA championship, the owner of a sparkling career record, a bestselling author, and a lock for the College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Yet Pitino's journey has not been without life-altering adversity: After experiencing profound personal and professional losses, including three losing seasons as coach and president of the Boston ...
Writer Pat Forde is a national columnist for ESPN.com and a regular on shows across the ESPN platform, as well as a contributor to ESPN The Magazine. Prior to working at ESPN, Forde worked for 17 years at The Louisville Courier-Journal, where he won 16 national awards in the AP Sports Editors writing contests. His work has twice been included in The Best American Sports Writing, and he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.