Dec 14, 2011; College Park, MD, USA; FIU Panthers head coach Isiah Thomas during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Comcast Center. Maryland defeated FIU 65-61. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

FIU To Hire Richard Pitino As Next Head Coach, According To Report

After firing Isaiah Thomas after the season, Florida International will hire Louisville associate head coach Richard Petino as their next head coach according to a report.

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FIU Basketball: Richard Pitino To Be Named New Head Coach, According To Reports

John Rothstein of CBS Sports Network is reporting that Florida International will name Louisville assistant coach Richard Pitino to be the next head coach at FIU.

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Pitino is taking over for the recently fired Isaiah Thomas after he was only able to compile a 26-65 mark over his three seasons with the Golden Panthers.

He is the son of current Louisville coach Rick Pitino. Since beginning his coaching career in 2004, he has been an assistant at Northeastern, Duquese and Florida in-between two stints at Louisville.

For more updates on FIU basketball through the off-season and the beginning of the Richard Pitino era, make sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay. Still need to get your college basketball fix in the off-season? Head on over to the SB Nation NCAA Hub Page for all the latest news from all 322 teams across the NCAA during the off-season and beyond.

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