Richard Pitino Let Go By Gophers
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has fired men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.
The Gophers went 14-15 this season after losing lost 11 of their last 14 games.
The university will owe Pitino a $1.7 million buyout of his contract that had three years remaining. He was hired to replace Tubby Smith at age 30, with one prior year of experience as a head coach at Florida International. One NIT championship and two NCAA Tournament appearances followed