Florida Coach Billy Donovan says assistant Richard Pitino is leaving to become the head-coach-in-waiting at Louisville.
Donovan says Pitino, son of Louisville's Rick Pitino, will be named associate head coach for the Cardinals.
Rick Pitino declined comment on his son's status.
Richard Pitino spent two years as an assistant under his father (2007-09). The elder Pitino has an opening after his assistant, former UK reserve Steve Masiello, was named head coach at Manhattan.
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Donovan says to "be the associate head coach and possibly the head coach at Louisville, is an incredible opportunity" for Richard Pitino.
Donovan says assistant Rob Lanier is also leaving and could "possibly be coach in waiting at Texas." Longhorn officials say Lanier has only been offered an assistant position.
Donovan also announced former UK player John Pelphrey is returning to his staff.
Pelphrey, who was fired last month after four seasons at Arkansas, will be joined on Donovan's staff by former St. John's coach Norm Roberts.
Mack, Walker declare
Guards Shelvin Mack of Butler and Kemba Walker of Connecticut, who faced each other in the NCAA title game, said Tuesday they are declaring to enter the NBA Draft.
Mack, the former Bryan Station standout, has not hired an agent, making him eligible to return to school next season. Most media projections list Mack as a second-round pick.
Walker says the school's decision to put his name and number on the wall of its basketball arena helped him decide it was time to head to the NBA.
"There's no chance that I'm coming back," Walker said before joking: "Coach, like he said, he doesn't have a scholarship for me."
Walker is expected to be a first-round pick, and perhaps the second guard chosen behind Duke's Kyrie Irving.
Also Tuesday, Travis Leslie of Georgia said he will remain in the NBA Draft and fellow guard Malcolm Lee of UCLA said he plans to go pro and hire an agent.