Former NBA coach Rick Pitino has left his post at Panathinaikos in an agreement by mutual consent, the Greek club said on Friday.
The United States' biggest stars may be absent but a number of NBA players are still converging on China for the Basketball World Cup.
Greek basketball giants Olympiakos were docked six points by a sports judge on Saturday and fined 7,000 euros ($7,900) after abandoning a Greek Cup semi-final against Panathinaikos at half-time.
Former NBA coach Rick Pitino has been hired by Panathinaikos for the rest of this season, the Greek club announced Wednesday.
Former NBA coach Rick Pitino, fired last year by the University of Louisville after a pay for play recruiting scandal, has agreed to coach Greek club Panathinaikos, according to his agent.