Pay up: Pitino sues Louisville for millions after ouster

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino sued the university’s Athletic Association for $37.6 million, claiming his contract was breached and that he was fired with no justified cause. The school dismissed Pitino in October in wake of the FBI investigation into bribery and fraud in college basketball Continue reading “Pay up: Pitino sues Louisville for millions after ouster”

Ex-Louisville coach Pitino files lawsuit against Adidas

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino filed a lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, one day after the apparel company terminated its personal services contract with him. Pitino was officially fired by Louisville on Monday in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball. Continue reading “Ex-Louisville coach Pitino files lawsuit against Adidas”

Report: Pitino received 98 percent of Louisville’s Adidas money

Suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino received 98 percent of the money from the university’s current contract with Adidas, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday. According to the newspaper, Pitino got $1.5 million of the money as part of his personal services agreement with the shoe and apparel firm, with the school getting only $25,000. The prior… Continue reading “Report: Pitino received 98 percent of Louisville’s Adidas money”

Louisville initiates action to fire Pitino with cause

The University of Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously on Monday to initiate the process of dismissing head basketball coach Rick Pitino for cause. Pitino reportedly stands to lose $44 million remaining on his existing contract, per Yahoo Sports, if fired with cause. According to his contract, Pitino must be given 10 days’ notice before any firing… Continue reading “Louisville initiates action to fire Pitino with cause”