It’s becoming official. The University of Minnesota is “parting ways” with Richard Pitino. This was expected, after Pitino reportedly interviewed for the head coaching job at the University of New Mexico over the weekend. We don’t yet know if Pitino will be coaching the Lobos next season, but he and his good friend Tim Miles (formerly Nebraska HC) are reportedly the only two candidates still being considered. All of these insider reports are via Jeff Goodman (Stadium).
BREAKING: Minnesota is expected to part ways with Richard Pitino, sources told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 15, 2021
BREAKING: Richard Pitino and former Nebraska head coach Tim Miles are the co-leaders for the New Mexico job, multiple sources told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 15, 2021
Expect the Lobos to make a decision between the two in the next 24-48 hours. https://t.co/2QVyJZmruI
As we find out more about the Pitino divorce, I will update this post. If you would like to read about some of the possible replacements for Pitino as Minnesota Gophers head basketball coach, we have you covered.
- Replacement Options for Richard Pitino (Part I)
- Replacement Options for Pitino (Part II) – Mountain West Guys w/MN Ties
- Sam Mitchell for Gophers Next Head Coach?
- Minnesota Gopher MBB Job Will Be Highly Coveted If Open
- Brian Dutcher Tries (But Fails) to Dismiss Minnesota Rumors
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan