Richard Pitino is good choice for FIU

Updated: April 16, 2012, 11:00 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

I hate to see any coach lose his job. Down at Florida International, I don't think they gave Isiah Thomas enough time to build the program. He was there for three years and was about to turn the corner with good talent returning and a class of newcomers coming in. He got the ziggy from athletic director Pete Garcia.

That said, when a change is made, somebody has to take over. I think that FIU made a good decision in hiring its new coach, Richard Pitino. I have known this young man for ...

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