Former Gopher, Eastview-grad Joey King on Pitino dismissal

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Eagan-native Joey King was part of the first wave of players who played for Richard Pitino when he began his tenure as head coach of the Gopher basketball team.

Click the video box on this page to watch KSTP Sports’ interview with former Gopher Joey King about his time with Richard Pitino, reaction to Pitino’s dismissal, and what King thinks his alma mater should look for in Pitino’s successor

King spent three years at Minnesota under Pitino from 2013-14 season through the 2015-16 season.

He spoke with KSTP Sports from USA Basketball’s 3-on-3 training camp in Orlando. King is part of an 8-member squad at the camp which is preparing players for global competitions including the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics.