Player development a priority for UNM’s Richard Pitino

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Richard Pitino and his father, Rick Pitino, have a lot in common.

Richard said he and his dad both hate to lose more than they like to win.

Richard said he is also big on player development. He said the skill was passed on from his father.

"What we run may not be the same as Billy (Donovan), may not be the same as my father at Iona now, but we want the program to mirror that on a daily basis," Pitino said. "What my father and Billy both taught– unbelievable effort, unbelievable commitment to being great in every facet of basketball, in every facet of your life."

He believes developing players will be key to UNM’s success.