KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Rick Pitino will be losing one of his top lieutenants after the NCAA tournament.
Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson was hired Tuesday as the new coach at Missouri-Kansas City, where he'll be rebuilding a program that has never qualified for the NCAA postseason and is leaving the Summit League for the Western Athletic Conference next season.
Richardson will be introduced at a news conference Monday, though he'll remain with the top-seeded Cardinals throughout the NCAA tournament. Louisville opens against North Carolina A&T or Liberty on Thursday in the Midwest Regional in Lexington, Ky.