Here’s the latest from Louisville.
The process to officially end Rick Pitino’s tenure at Louisville continued today.
Pitino was placed on administrative leave last week in the wake of an ongoing FBI corruption investigation. Cardinals AD Tom Jurich was also placed on leave.
Today, the University of Louisville Athletic Association board voted to begin the process of terminating Pitino’s contract “with cause.” News of the vote just went public.
Bd voted unanimously to proceed with for cause termination of coach Rick Pitino #wave3news
— Connie Leonard (@ConnieLeonard) October 2, 2017
— Chris Williams (@chriswnews) October 2, 2017
University of Louisville Athletic Association implemented “for cause” the dismissal process for Rick Pitino. Board had 2 hour closed session
— Jody Demling (@jdemling) October 2, 2017
Additionally, Pitino has already indicated he will fight the ruling, claiming the school breached his contract.
U of L coach Rick Pitino has served the school with notice that it breached his contract. Story coming …
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) October 2, 2017
Pitino has been the head coach of the Cards since 2001. In his 16 seasons, he led Louisville to 13 NCAA Tournaments, three Final Fours and a national championship in 2013.
His overall record at the school was 416-141.