Despite finishing 8-22 and having some off the court issues Richard Pitino will be back for the 2016-17 season. The regular season ended in embarrassing fashion Saturday with a 23-point loss at Rutgers. Minnesota is searching for an AD and Pitino’s buyout is $7 million. His contract runs through 2020-21. These factors have probably bought him another season and he feels that he has the administration’s support.