Pitino, Jurich Fired in Wake of FBI Investigation

By Craig Fritz on September 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm
Former Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino
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Less than 24 hours after the FBI announced a sweeping investigation into basketball shoe companies, college coaches and payment to recruiting "handlers," Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino and Athletic Director Tom Jurich have been fired, according to multiple news outlets.

The program’s apparent violation is the latest in a list of scandals surrounding Pitino and the program. In 2016, it came to light that an escort service had been paid by the program to have sex with prospective basketball players and their family members, a recruiting ploy organized by former director of basketball operations Andre McGee. - Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated

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