Multiple sources are reporting Richard Pitino has reached a verbal agreement to become the new basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. The 30-year-old Pitino would replace Tubby Smith who was fired last week. Pitino spent this past season as the head coach at Florida International. Pitino's Golden Panthers upset tournament favorite Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt tournament before losing in the final to Western Kentucky. Pitino was a five year assistant at Louisville and Florida before taking the FIU job this past season.