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Minnesota hires Richard Pitino

After a somewhat surprising decision to let go of Tubby Smith, the Gophers have decided to replace him with the 31-year old son of Rick Pitino, who had been the head coach at FIU.

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Richard Pitino hired at Minnesota

New Minnesota AD Norwood Teague decided to go young with his first major coaching decision, hiring the 31-year old coach after one season at FIU.

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Flip Saunders leader for Minn. Gophers job

Saunders has spent time as a head coach in Minnesota. Could he be planning a return next season?

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Minnesota looking at Duke's Collins

Just one day after emerging as the favorite for the Northwestern head coaching job, Duke assistant Chris Collins is also a candidate at Minnesota, according to reports. The Golden Gophers fired Tubby Smith on Monday after six seasons on the job.

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Unprecedented success couldn't save Tubby at Minny

Tubby Smith was fired by Minnesota Monday after doing better than his predecessors, not the first time a school has failed to appreciate the job the national championship-winner has done.

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