Well, to be completely accurate….unpaid administrative leave. But it does not look good for the coach.
The last 24 hours has brought forth a scandal that reaches college basketball teams across the country, including the Louisville Cards.
This morning, Louisville Coach Rick Pitino and Athletic Director Tom Jurich were put on leave amid the FBI investigation.
Originally, it looked like both were fired after this tweet by Wave 3 News Reporter, Kent Taylor.
According to sources, Tom Jurich was asked to fire Rick Pitino, refused, both were fired
— Kent Taylor (@KentTaylorWAVE) September 27, 2017
This comes just one day after the Department of Justice charged 10 people with corruption and fraud scheme that includes the illegal payment of a recruit.
More on the story, here.
A press conference held at 1 pm, Wednesday revealed that AD Tom Jurich was placed on paid administrative leave while Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave.
Here’s a link to a FEED with coverage of this morning’s staff meeting with Pitino.