Sunday, April 15, 2012

Richard Pitino to be named coach at Florida International

Like father, like son is the old saying.

Richard Pitino will be leaving his father's staff at Louisville to build his own program at Florida International. He'll be replacing Isiah Thomas, who went 26-65 in three seasons. Pitino served as associate head coach at Louisville under his father Rick for a total of three seasons during two different stints. Richard was also an assistant at Florida, Duquense, Northeastern, and Charleston.

It's going to be a tough job trying to build that program up, but if Richard can put his dad's system in place and the current players buy in Florida International could be competitive in the Sun Belt conference.

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