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.
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.
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.
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.
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.