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Interesting read: Richard Pitino Q&A at SI.com

Posted by: Michael Rand under Gophers Updated: June 17, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Any time a major coach in our market sits down with a national outlet, we find it is a good idea to read it.

And in this case, an SI.com interview with Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino -- though not overly long or earth-shattering -- certainly merits a few minutes of your time. A sampling:

SI: What did you learn about Minnesota – the place, the job – that you apply to Year 2?

RP: They always say Minnesota, when they’re hiring in the business world, is one of the toughest places to get people to come to. But it becomes one of the toughest places to get people to leave. That’s kind of what I’m learning. Not that it was tough to come here, but after spending a year here, I understand now why people don’t want to leave, why we have so many players who are not even from here stay here. They treat people right. They treat student-athletes the right way after they’re done, if they act appropriately throughout college. There are so many great opportunities outside of basketball when you get your degree from Minnesota. I probably didn’t know that when I moved here. Certainly we’ve got great fan support, we’re the only Division I basketball program in the entire state, so we’ve got kind of a united front. That’s fun to be a part of.

Feel free to give the entire thing a read here.

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