Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich have been fired in the wake of the school’s latest scandal, according to multiple reports. Jurich refused to fire Pitino and both were dismissed, WAVE-TV’s Kent Taylor reports. Pitino indicated to his staff in a meeting Wednesday morning that he expects to be fired, ESPN’s Michael Eaves reports. Eaves quoted a source as saying Pitino “knows it’s coming.” The staff meeting comes one day after the Department of Justice charged 10 people in conjunction with a corruption and fraud scheme and implicated the Cardinals program in the illegal payment of a recruit. Athletic director Tom Jurich has already been fired, ESPN Louisville’s John Ramsey reports, and Pitino met with the school’s interim president late Wednesday morning. Pitino’s meeting lasted just five minutes and he appeared to have tears in his eyes as he left, according to Jeff Greer of The Courier-Journal.
Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich Fired Amid FBI Investigation
SI | Sep 27