BREAKING NEWS: Louisville FIRES men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino after college program was linked to huge bribery and corruption investigation

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

Rick Pitino was reportedly fired by Louisville during a meeting on Wednesday
Athletic director Tom Jurich was also let go by Louisville after he refused to personally fire Pitino
His sacking comes a day after the college program was linked to a huge fraud and corruption investigation
Pitino had said on Tuesday he was shocked by corruption allegations against some college basketball assistant coaches
Some of the most explosive allegations appear to involve Louisville, which already is on NCAA probation over a sex scandal
Pitino was one of basketball’s highest-paid coaches, making $7.7 million a year
The former NBA and Kentucky coach was already suspended for five games after it was revealed recruits were provided with strippers at Louisville

By EMILY CRANE
DAILYMAIL.COM
27 September 2017

Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino has been fired after the college program was linked to a federal fraud and corruption investigation.

Pitino was told he had been let go during a meeting on Wednesday morning with Louisville interim president Greg Postel,ESPN reports.

Athletic director Tom Jurich was also let go by Louisville after he refused to personally fire Pitino.

Pitino was one of the highest paid coaches in basketball – college or professional – with a $7.7 million annual salary.

The school is set to hold a news conference but Pitino and Jurich will not be attending.

Pitino’s sacking comes after he said on Tuesday he was shocked by corruption allegations made by federal prosecutors in New York against some college basketball assistant coaches.

A top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches are among 10 men charged with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors and agents.

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