Richard Pitino reportedly hired as New Mexico head coach

He wasn't unemployed for very long.
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Richard Pitino spent less than 24 hours unemployed. He was fired by the University of Minnesota, with the Gophers making it formal and public late Monday night. On Tuesday, he's already been named the new head coach at the University of New Mexico. 

CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein and Stadium.com's Jeff Goodman were the first to report that Pitino has been hired at New Mexico, with Goodman saying a formal announcement is expected later Tuesday. 

Minnesota parted ways with Pitino after eight seasons. He led the Gophers to the NCAA tournament two times, winning one game at the tourney.

Pitino reportedly interviewed for the New Mexico job last weekend, clearly aware that his departure from Minnesota was imminent. 

Minnesota is now in the process of hiring its next head coach. 

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