REPORT: New Mexico Will Hire Richard Pitino As The Next Coach Of The Lobos

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Richard Pitino will reportedly be the next head basketball coach at New Mexico.

According to ESPN, Pitino is expected to take over the Lobos and an official announcement could come at any time. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Pitino was officially fired by Minnesota late Monday night after several underwhelming years with the Gophers.

The fact Pitino already has another job lined up less than a day after being fired means this has been in the works for awhile.

Clearly, his agent was pounding the pavement for him before the Gophers officially pulled the plug.

Despite the fact the Gophers never met expectations with Pitino, I do believe he can be a solid college coach.

Going down to a great mid-major program might be a way for him to reset his gears after failing in the B1G.

Best of luck to Pitino in the Mountain West Conference. We’ll see if he can rehab his career and find his way back into the P5.