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Gophers agree to contract extension with Richard Pitino

April 07, 2019 06:13 PM

The University of Minnesota announced they have agreed to a two-year contract extension with head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.

Pitino is coming off his sixth season in Minnesota with the Gophers, reaching the NCAA Tournament for the second time in his tenure. The Gophers beat Louisville in the first round of the tournament before losing to eventual Final Four team Michigan State in the second round.

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Pitino's overall record with the Gophers is 112-91, but they have gone just 40-70 in Big Ten competition.

"My family and I have loved living in the Twin Cities the last six years," Pitino said in a statement. "We have met so many wonderful, supportive people. It's an honor to be able to continue to lead this Gopher basketball program."


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"I am excited for Coach Pitino to continue to lead our men's basketball program," Athletics Director Mark Coyle said in a statement. "I look forward to him advancing the program further in the upcoming years."

Pitino is now under contract through the 2023-2024 season. The agreement is subject to Board of Regents approval.

 

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