Rick Pitino leads Hall's Class of 2013

Updated: April 9, 2013, 8:57 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATLANTA -- Rick Pitino got the phone call of a lifetime and an incredible text at the same time.

On Wednesday, John Doleva, the president of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, called seven people to tell them they would be in the class of 2013.

Pitino was one of the seven.

"When I got the call I was trying to call my wife over so she could hear it, and I'm trying to put it on speaker phone, and a text keeps beeping as I'm getting this special call," Pitino said Monday ...

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