March 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Louisville Cardinals assistant coach Richard Pitino (left) and head coach Rick Pitino (right) stand during the national anthem before the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
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Richard Pitino is the son of a legend in the world of basketball, and will be replacing another legend at Florida International, according to his father. Rick Pitino confirmed to the Associated Press that Richard Pitino will be the next coach at FIU, replacing the outgoing Isiah Thomas.
"You know I'm delighted, but I'm going miss [him] terribly," Rick Pitino told the Associated Press. "I think one of the great things in 35 years of coaching was spending three years with him. Watch him grow as a basketball coach, and you sort of don't want it to end."
Richard Pitino coached under his father at Louisville as an assistant for three years, from 2007 to 2009 and in 2011-12, and has additionally served as an assistant at Florida, Duquense and Northeastern. At 29, he will become the youngest college basketball head coach in Division I as the Golden Panthers' head man, according to Statsheet.
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Louisville Associate Head Coach Richard Pitino will be the next head coach at Florida International University, according to reports. He will replace the fired Isiah Thomas.
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Isiah Thomas has been let go as the head coach at Florida International, the athletic department announced Friday. A desire to return to the NBA may have played a large part in the decision.