Rick Pitino to meet with J.J. Barea

Updated: December 15, 2010, 10:45 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will meet Sunday in Miami with Puerto Rican national team members J.J. Barea and Carlos Arroyo. It is expected he will then fly to Puerto Rico on Monday to accept an offer to become the team's next head coach.

Barea, the Dallas Mavericks' backup point guard, will be in Miami on Sunday to play Arroyo's Heat on Monday. He said Pitino wants to meet with Puerto Rico's only NBA players before finalizing the deal.

"He's very excited and it's ...

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