One-On-One With Gophers Basketball Coach Richard Pitino

Created: 06/04/2014 7:15 PM
By: Chris Long

Richard Pitino was among several Gophers coaches on the road around the state this week as part of the "Gophers Road Trip: Chalk Talk", 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS' Chris Long chatted with him at the tour stop Wednesday in Owatonna.

Pitino is looking ahead to his season season as the Gophers' head basketball coach.  He guided the team to an NIT Championship in his first season.

Among the topics Chris and Coach Pitino discussed: new recruits, the likelihood of a contract extention, other schools coveting his services, the professional prospects for some recently-graduated Gophers as well as their Big Ten opponents, and the recent new addition to Pitino's family.

Click the video box on this page to see an extended cut of 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS' chat with Richard Pitino

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