Chart: Odds and ends of the Richard Pitino hiring

  • Updated: April 5, 2013 - 8:11 PM

• Tom Herrion, now the head coach at Marshall, was the head coach at the College of Charleston in 2005 when he hired Pitino for his first job in college basketball. The administrative job, which Pitino had for a few months, didn’t even have a salary, Herrion said. Pitino had his rent paid at a one-room studio apartment and had a meal card at the school cafeteria. “It was the bottom of the food chain,” Herrion said.

• Pitino has not announced any of his Gophers assistant coaches yet, but Kimani Young, who was on his staff at Florida International, is expected to be one of them.

• It was a good day all around for the Pitino family Friday. Richard was introduced as Minnesota’s new head coach and his dad, Rick, was reportedly elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, Rick will coach Louisville in the NCAA semifinals.

• Pitino’s wife, Jill, was in attendance Friday. Hopefully the couple got out of town — he was slated to go to the Final Four — before it started snowing.

• AD Norwood Teague didn’t address many specifics of a coaching search in which several other names were mentioned as candidates, but he did say “it unfolded just like we wanted it to.” Teague also took a swipe at reports on the process, saying, “I made a lot of offers I didn’t know I made to a lot of candidates I didn’t know I met with.”

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Cincinnati 7 Bottom 9th Inning
Pittsburgh 1
Miami 2 Top 8th Inning
Washington 1
NY Yankees 6 Bottom 9th Inning
Toronto 2
Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: S. Miller 9
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 3
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly 0 FINAL
Boston - WP: R. Porcello 2
Los Angeles 3 Top 6th Inning
Milwaukee 1
Cleveland 2 Bottom 7th Inning
Kansas City 4
Detroit 2 Top 6th Inning
Chicago WSox 5
Oakland 2 Top 7th Inning
Minnesota 0
Texas 7 Top 6th Inning
Houston 1
Chicago Cubs 4 Bottom 5th Inning
St. Louis 1
Arizona 0 Postponed
Colorado 0
Seattle - J. Paxton 9:05 PM
LA Angels - G. Richards
San Diego - A. Cashner 9:15 PM
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong
Washington 75 4th Qtr 9:44
Atlanta 84
Memphis 9:30 PM
Golden State
Chicago 1 3rd Prd
Minnesota 0
Anaheim 1 1st Prd 11:47
Calgary 1
San Jose 1 2nd Half
Houston 0
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