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Gophers close to hiring Rick Pitino's son

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06:30 PM ET 04.03 | The longer-than-expected wait is just about over. Florida International's head coach Richard Pitino, son of Louisville's head coach Rick Pitino, has verbally agreed to be head coach at Minnesota, according to CBSSports.com. CBS Sports reports that Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague was in Florida Wednesday: "Sources told CBSSports.com that athletic director Norwood Teague met with Pitino and Towson coach Pat Skerry down in Florida on Wednesday. Arizona State assistant Eric Musselman was also involved." Pitino, 30, was previously an assistant to his dad at Louisville and at Florida with Billy Donovan. The next question becomes, is Pitino the right choice for the job, or is he a rushed hire to save face?

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Richard Pitino, AP Photo/J Pat Carter Richard Pitino, AP Photo/J Pat Carter
April 3, 2013  10:47 PM ET

He was something like their 6th choice. He sort of reminds me of Nicholas Cage.

April 4, 2013  07:31 AM ET

Well, you fire Tubby Smith, and you've got to hire somebody. Given the quick and firm "No thank yous" Minnie received in response to their previous overtures, one can make the case that they are fortunate to have hired Pitino The Younger.

 
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