Rick Pitino

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Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

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University of Louisville interim men’s basketball coach David Padgett has named a new assistant to his depleted staff.

Read U of L’s Letter To Pitino On ‘Just Cause’ Firing

Oct 6, 2017
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University of Louisville Interim President Gregory Postel cited “a pattern and practice of inappropriate behavior” in notifying basketball coach Rick Pitino his contract is being terminated.

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The governing body of University of Louisville athletics has given Interim President Greg Postel the go-ahead to begin termination proceedings against men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino.

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The University of Louisville Board of Trustees and the U of L Athletics Association Board of Directors will both hold special meetings today.

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Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware of any payments to recruits but takes responsibility for his decisions. 

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The University of Louisville has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball.

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  The attorney for Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino says the university violated his client’s contract when it suspended him Thursday, following revelations the program was linked to a widespread NCAA bribery scandal.

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If athletic director Tom Jurich and basketball coach Rick Pitino depart the University of Louisville amid the latest scandal allegations, it’s likely the public university will remain on the hook for hefty portions of their pay.

How U of L Students Are Responding To New Basketball Revelations

Sep 27, 2017
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Maya Moss, a sophomore nursing major at the University of Louisville, says she grew up cheering for the men’s basketball team — but she almost enjoyed watching head coach Rick Pitino on the sidelines more than the players on the court.

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