Richard Pitino eager to get going
MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino got right to the point: He promised a fast-paced style at Minnesota that the Gophers will love to play and the fans will love to watch.
The 30-year-old son of Rick Pitino was introduced Friday as the successor to Tubby Smith, who was fired 11 days ago after six seasons as Minnesota's coach. Pitino agreed to a six-year contract worth at least $1.2 million annually. He coached this season at Florida International, his only year of experience in charge of a program.
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