MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired two assistant coaches.
Pitino announced Wednesday that Mike Balado and Kimani Young will be on his staff after working under him this season at Florida International.
Young was an athletic director for a nonprofit inner-city youth organization in New York prior to joining Pitino at FIU. He also spent one season as head manager and video coordinator at St. John's and has several other years of experience supervising youth sports programs. Young was a standout at Texas-El Paso who graduated from there in 1998, before his reported arrest on possession of marijuana.
Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said in a statement distributed by the university he's satisfied the incident was ``an aberration in an otherwise positive and stable life.''

Recent NCAABB Discussions

Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial

Top NCAABB Public Bets

NCAABB Futures

  • KENTUCKY 5/1
  • DUKE 8/1
  • MARYLAND 10/1
  • NORTH CAROLINA 12/1
  • KANSAS 12/1
  • MICHIGAN STATE 16/1
  • CALIFORNIA 18/1
  • GONZAGA 25/1
  • INDIANA 25/1
  • ARIZONA 25/1
Sports Insights' Advanced Betting Tools - NFL Free 14-Day Trial