Gophers Coach Rich Pitino Opens Up at Williams Arena (VIDEO)

May 15, 2013 - 2:25 pm -

Coach Rich Pitino in Minnesota


The Gophers athletic department dropped a video profile of their new basketball coach Rich Pitino yesterday. This is basically the first we have heard from the 17th coach of the Golden Gophers since he was hired in late March and gives fans a glimpse into his vision for the program. The video – filmed at Williams Arena – features the young coach talking about the hiring process, his preferred style of play and recruiting among other topics. Check out the video via YouTube below —



Side note, it is scary how similar his mannerisms and idiosyncrasies are to his dad, legendary coach Rick Pitino. For example, his wide eyes when finishing statements and his simple smirk as a punctuation to a good / exciting point. But we digress.


It is fun to see some insight into where the young grasshopper wants to go with the team, and how he plans to get there. Also something to note, he just generally seems excited to be here! Like a kid at Disneyland. That is something Tubby Smith never really projected in our opinion. So get stoked y’all, a new era of Gopher hoops is among us. We sure are amped, sort of.

What are your thoughts on the profile of Coach Pitino? Does it make you more or less excited for the upcoming season? Let us know in the comments below!

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