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Louisville Basketball: Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich Fired


The Louisville basketball program is headed for some dark times.

Less than a day after announcing the Cardinals were under investigation by the FBI as part of a growing NCAA bribery scandal that led to the arrest of 10 individuals — including four college basketball assistants and an adidas executive — there are set to be some major shake-ups at the top.

Kent Taylor of WAVE-TV is reporting Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich are set to be fired.

According to Taylor, Jurich was asked to fire Pitino in the wake of the scandal, but he refused. As a result, they were both sent packing; now that’s some loyalty.

Louisville is accused of being part of a scheme that resulted in the program landing five-star All-American recruit Brian Bowen, who received $100,000. Pitino claimed to know nothing of the allegations, but it doesn’t appear to have been enough to save his job.

A press conference is set to take place later this afternoon, with neither Jurich nor Pitino set to attend, so the writing appears to be on the wall.

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