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Rick Pitino's style fits new challenge

Updated: December 20, 2010, 3:52 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Rick Pitino's up-tempo style should be a good fit for the Puerto Rican national team's current makeup, but Pitino still must overcome some hurdles to ensure that his voyage into international coaching is a success.

USA national team assistant coach and longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, for whom Pitino once worked, said his former pupil shouldn't have a hard time teaching the Puerto Rican national team his style of play.

"They've got a lot of good shooters and guys who can ...

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