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Updated: May 31st, 2013 11:01am
Steve Goodson leaving Gophers coach Richard Pitino's staff

Steve Goodson leaving Gophers coach Richard Pitino's staff

Richard Pitino will have to find a new director of basketball operations.

Steve Goodson is leaving the University of Minnesota to accept a coaching position elsewhere, according to multiple reports.

Goodson was a special assistant to Tubby Smith at Kentucky and then the "U", which fired Smith and hired Pitino after the season.

In pursuit of his desire to coach, rather than hold a management position, Goodson departed to take a coaching job at a prep school in Arizona, a source told KSTP-TV and 1500ESPN.com's Darren Wolfson.

According to the Pioneer Press, Pitino is expected to promote assistant director of basketball operations Josh Adel to replace Goodson in the next week or two.

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