Found April 05, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Andre Hollins used the word "weird" to describe the last two weeks. The Gophers guard and the rest of his teammates saw their coach fired last Monday, one day after losing to Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Ten days later, Minnesota hired 30-year-old Richard Pitino to replace Smith."I was telling people it was kind of like being at home and then having your parents leave and having a new set of parents come in," Hollins said Friday after Pitino was introduced at a press conference. "I mean, that's kind of what it was like, just waiting and sitting at home, being like by ourselves. It was weird. It's exciting now."Excitement seemed to be the general vibe from current Gophers players, who were all on hand Friday at Williams Arena to welcome their new coach. While they were admittedly surprised to see Smith let go after six seasons, they were optimistic about the future with Pitino at the helm."It's never e...
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