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Rick Pitino says son is ready for Minnesota job

Updated: April 4, 2013, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Pitino is one proud papa.

A day after his son Richard Pitino agreed to become the next head coach at Minnesota, Rick Pitino proclaimed the 30-year-old up-and-comer "more than ready" for the challenge. Richard Pitino only has one year of head coaching experience, but he has served as an assistant under his father at Louisville and under Billy Donovan at Florida.

"I drove him harder than I drove Billy so he's more than ready," Rick Pitino said Thursday in Atlanta, ...

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