The Gophers reportedly have a verbal agreement with Richard Pitino, son of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, to become the next head coach of Minnesota.
Since Tubby Smith was fired nine days ago, the roller coaster of emotions that has been the head coaching search started with optimism before turning to hate towards Athletic Director Norwood Teague.
But by the time the news broke, most fans seemed to have forgotten what they had said just the other day.
— Trevor Mbakwe (@TMbakwe32) April 3, 2013
— Colin Heim (@colinheim85) April 3, 2013
I like this hire by the U of M. Pitino groomed by two great coaches and sure to have his father’s ambition #gophers
— Steve Johnson (@NokomisMod) April 3, 2013
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonGI) April 3, 2013
Rich Pitino is the #Gophers new head coach, seems like a very good hire and as an added bonus, he doesn’t pelt his players with basketballs!
— Colin Duke (@colinduke92) April 3, 2013
— jace frederick (@SPACEJACE27) April 3, 2013
Richard Pitino would be a very intriguing hire for the #Gophers basketball job. Learned under his dad and Billy Donovan.
— Glen Crevier(@gcrev) April 3, 2013
— Chris Ridl (@c_ridl) April 3, 2013
— Christopher (@BanesVenom) April 3, 2013
— lucas hagness (@lucaslidoff) April 3, 2013
— Dylan Sleeper (@TheSleepyD) April 3, 2013
Just saw a report that the next #Gophers MBB coach will be Petino!!!! Richard, the son that is, not Rick. AD wanted a big name, got one!
— Heather Muir (@wildestfan) April 3, 2013
Hard to believe someone born in 1982 is going to be head coach of a B1G program…it’s not about what you know, it’s who you know #Gophers
— Jason De Guelle (@JDeGuelle) April 3, 2013
— Marcus Warrington (@Kusethegoose) April 3, 2013