We knew this was coming, and we had originally anticipated that the final design of FIU's beach-themed court would be a bit more traditional than the proposed designs that were tweeted out by then-coach Richard Pitino. Not so. FIU has gone full Margaritaville on us.
Little Pitino has taken over for some pretty big names as he moves up the coaching ranks. First Isiah Thomas at FIU, and now Tubby Smith at Minnesota, where he was officially introduced today. Pitino has a six-year deal, and we've published his full and finalized contract below. Let's dive into the details.
According to Andy Katz, Rick Pitino is reporting that his son will take over the reins at Florida International as they move on from the Isiah Thomas era. Richard Pitino is 29 and has coached with his father and Billy Donovan among others. He was most recently an assistant on this year's Louisville team.