Rick Pitino has been fired by the University of Louisville, and will no longer coach the Cardinals basketball team.
The Cardinals were accused of funneling a recruit $100,000 in return for his commitment, and that was apparently enough to end Pitino’s career.
He was fired Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. The athletic director Tom Jurich was also fired when he refused to fire Pitino himself.
According to sources, Tom Jurich was asked to fire Rick Pitino, refused, both were fired
— Kent Taylor (@KentTaylorWAVE) September 27, 2017
Louisville has fired Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich in fallout of bribery scandal
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) September 27, 2017
Pitino will lose $55 million if it is determined he was fired with cause, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
If Rick Pitino is fired with cause, he will leave more than $55 million on the table.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 27, 2017