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Hoops thoroughbred in Louisville

Updated: March 20, 2007, 3:34 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

"I've always seen Rick as a bit of a Gatsby-type figure. At some point he believed that if you work and you dream and you do all these things, you can kind of will yourself to be who you want to be," says Providence Journal columnist Bill Reynolds on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

At some point, his name has been linked to virtually every major job opening in basketball. At least it seems that way. Rick Pitino is a successful coach, known as much for his nomadic tendencies ...

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