Gophers extend Richard Pitino through 2024

On the heels of Minnesota’s first NCAA Tournament victory since 2013, the team’s head coach received another contract extension.

Head coach Richard Pitino directs the team from the sideline on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Williams Arena.

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Head coach Richard Pitino directs the team from the sideline on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Williams Arena.

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After Minnesota’s most successful men’s basketball season since 2013, head coach Richard Pitino received a contract extension with the program.

Gopher Athletics announced that Pitino agreed to a two-year contract extension on Sunday. Pitino’s contract had been previously extended through the 2022 season in 2017 after the team’s only other NCAA Tournament appearance under Pitino.

“My family and I have loved living in the Twin Cities the last six years,” Pitino said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be able to continue to lead this Gopher basketball program. … I look forward to continuing to move this special program forward.”

The extension still needs to be approved by the University’s Board of Regents.

Pitino has held the head coaching title with the Gophers since 2013 and got his first NCAA Tournament victory this past season in the first round against Louisville.

Minnesota has a 112-91 record under Pitino in his six years as head coach.