Published: Jue, Setiembre 28, 2017
Medicina | By Roano Paules

Louisville coach Rich Pitino shocked by allegations against certain college basketball coaches

Louisville coach Rich Pitino shocked by allegations against certain college basketball coaches

Interim university President Gregory Postel made the announcement Wednesday, and said the school is searching for a new men's basketball coach.

"These allegations come as a complete shock to me", Pitino said in a statement.

A federal indictment from FBI and Department of Justice forces resulted in 10 arrests, including four NCAA assistant basketball coaches.

By encouraging players to attend Adidas schools and increasing their school's chance of success, the Adidas officials were enhancing their brand and potentially increasing their chances the player would remain an Adidas player in the NBA.

Steve Pence, Pitino's attorney, told the Courier-Journal the basketball coach was "effectively fired". No charges have been filed against the university or any employees.

Pitino tried that again Tuesday, saying he was "shocked" (shocked!) to learn that someone might be doing what the FBI said they were doing at Louisville. Over 16 seasons with the Cardinals, Pitino guided the program 416 wins; Louisville won nearly 75 percent of the games Pitino coached. They've been identified as Chuck Person of Auburn University, Emanuel Richardson of the University of Arizona, Tony Bland of USC and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State.

ESPN's Mark Schlabach reports Pitino and Jurich were both fired this morning. He joined Louisville after a four-year stint with the Boston Celtics between 1997 and 2001.

College Basketball Coaches Charged in Adidas Bribery and Corruption Scandal
The coaches work at Oklahoma State , Auburn University , Arizona and the University of Southern California. The details will be discussed at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

In Louisville's case, the player has been determined to be Bowen, an elite recruit who flipped his commitment in June after having previously pledged for DePaul.

The university will announce an interim head coach and athletics director within the next 48 hours.

Postel would not comment on the meeting.

Oct. 2, 2015: The college basketball world is rocked by a book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules", in which escort Katina Powell alleges U of L staffer Andre McGee paid strippers and prostitutes to dance and have sex with U of L players and recruits in the team dormitory.

The FBI is also investigating the recruitment of a second player illegally at the school.

After the national recruiting scandal involving payment embezzlement from Adidas to top high school basketball prospects was uncovered, Louisville was implied in court documents as one of the many schools involved in the scandal.

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