New coach, Richard Pitino, for Minnesota basketball

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The University of Minnesota announced Richard Pitino as the new head coach of the Gophers basketball program Friday morning, reported news sources.

The hiring of Pitino was confirmed Wednesday, but Friday's press conference was the first chance for fans and the media to hear from the 30-year-old coach, reported KMSP-TV.

Pitino led Florida International University as a rookie head coach in 2012-13 to its first winning season since 2000, reported The Minnesota Daily.

He stated one promise for Gopher fans.

"Our style of play is going to be fun for you to watch," Pitino told KMSP-TV. "It will be a lot of press - we're going to press on every possession, we're going to try to create offence from our defense. It's going to be a great brand of basketball."

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