UPDATE: New Gopher Head Coach Richard Pitino's Introductory Press Conference Open to Public

April 3, 2013

Richard Pitino has been selected as the finalist for the position of University of Minnesota men's head basketball coach. Pitino and the university have reached an understanding in principle on the key terms of an agreement, according to Director of Athletics Norwood Teague.

The terms of the agreement will be finalized later this week. Details of the agreement and further information regarding a scheduled press conference will be forthcoming.


Fans are invited to the introductory press conference, to be held at 9 a.m. on the court in Williams Arena.

Fans are advised to consult University Parking and Transportation Services for public parking options. Maroon Lot will most likely be fans' best public parking option.

The University Avenue lobby and Oak Street entrances will be open for public entrances. On-court seating will be reserved for media and University guests.




Minnesota Holds off Nebraska-Omaha ,93-90


Joey King scored 18 points and Bakary Konate added 14 with 10 rebounds and Minnesota held off Nebraska-Omaha 93-90 on Friday.

Preview: Gophers vs. Omaha


The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team returns to the Barn to begin a four-game homestand Friday against Omaha.

Minnesota Falls Short to Texas Tech, 81-68


Carlos Morris and Joey King each scored 15 points to lead the Gophers (3-2).

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