Pitino adds former Gopher Ben Johnson to coaching staff - KMSP-TV

Pitino adds former Gopher Ben Johnson to coaching staff

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Richard Pitino announced today the addition of former Gopher Ben Johnson to his coaching staff.

"I have been impressed with what I have personally seen and heard from a variety of knowledgeable people when they talk about Ben Johnson," said Pitino. "In addition to being a proud Minnesota alum, he brings the work ethic I am looking for and a knowledge of the university, the Midwest and the Big Ten Conference."

Johnson spent one season as an assistant coach with Tim Miles at Nebraska. While with Nebraska, the former Gopher captain assisted in all-day-to-day basketball-related duties. Prior to joining the Nebraska staff, Johnson spent for seasons at Northern Iowa.

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