Richard Pitino agrees to be head coach for Minnesota Gophers

Mar 11, 2013; Hot Springs, AR, USA; Florida International Panthers head coach Richard Pitino reacts during the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Summit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

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

CBS Sports reports that Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague was in Florida Wednesday:

Sources told 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.

Topics: Minnesota Gophers, Richard Pitino

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