NCAA Basketball
Scoreboard | Standings | Teams | Leaders | Polls

Pitino officially fired amid FBI probe

(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

The association, which oversees Louisville's sports programs and is composed of trustees, faculty, students and administrators, voted unanimously to oust the longtime Cardinals coach following a board meeting Monday. The ULAA heard from Pitino's attorney, who made the case Monday that his client "could not have known" about activities alleged in the federal investigation.

Not long after Steve Pence's 45-minute address to the ULAA on Pitino's behalf, the association announced its decision after five hours of meetings. Pitino has $44 million remaining in salary and bonuses in a contract extension through the 2025-26 season. He was scheduled to earn a base salary of $5.1 million.

Read More...

AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
View Complete Poll
RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Arizona32-5
3 Kansas31-5
4 Kentucky32-6
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Duke28-9
7 Louisville25-9
8 Gonzaga37-2
9 Oregon33-6
10 Florida27-9
View Complete Poll

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.