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New University of Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino spoke to a crowd outside the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum on Monday night. Pitino was in Alexandria with other Gopher coaches and Athletic Director Norwood Teague as part of the Gopher Road Trip. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

Pitino: "All it takes is hard work"

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New University of Minnesota head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino seems completely at ease in settings like the one he found himself in at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum on Monday evening.


Pitino joined six other University of Minnesota coaches, along with Athletic Director Norwood Teague, in Alexandria as part of the second leg of the Gophers Road Trip Tour.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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