Pitino: This board of trustees is not the University of Louisville | 0:39
In an interview with Jay Bilas on ESPN former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is asked how he feels he was treated by the University of Louisville
Video courtesy of ESPN
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U of L board fires Tom Jurich: the vote | 4:45
The motion is made to fire Jurich with cause as athletics director at the University of Louisville, then the vote is called for.
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Vince Tyra says this job is ‘personal to me because of Tom’ | 4:43
Vince Tyra addressed reporters after U of L votes to fire Tom Jurich
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Tom Jurich fired: Postel addresses reporters | 3:51
University of Louisville interim President Greg Postel addresses reporters after the committee votes to terminate Tom Jurich
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Rick Pitino fired: U of L interim president Greg Postel with reporters | 9:55
Postel said the athletics board was “very thoughtful” in its consideration of material presented by Rick Pitino’s team.
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What to know about Louisville basketball’s Kenny Johnson | 1:31
Kenny Johnson is one of the two U of L assistant basketball coaches who were initially placed on paid leave following news of the university’s involvement in a college basketball recruiting scandal. But what else do we know about the coach who has been hailed “a five-star recruiter”?
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Steve Pence presented Pitino’s case before the final decision | 4:25
Rick Pitino’s attorney Steve Pence met with reporters shortly after presenting Pitino’s case, assuring the media that Pitino “did not lose control of his program.”
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Rick Pitino at University of Louisville: a timeline | 1:17
Highs and lows of Rick Pitino’s tenure as University of Louisville men’s basketball coach.
Mary Ann Gerth/CJ
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Vince Tyra, U of L’s new interim athletic director | 28:45
Vince Tyra at the press conference announcing him as University of Louisville’s interim athletic director taking over for Tom Jurich.
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Pitino firing process started, Postel says | 6:15
Rick Pitino, U of L’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, will be officially entering the firing process said interim Pres. Dr. Greg Postel said on Monday. Decision have not been made on Louisville’s athletic director, Tom Jurich.
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Faculty protest at UofL Board of Trustees meeting | 1:32
Faculty members brought signs to protest how the U of L search for a president is being carried out. Faculty members oppose the closed search and want more involvement in the process.
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U of L’s Postel speaks on SACS & athletics | 11:45
U of L interim Pres. Dr. Greg Postel speaks about the athletics personnel developments and SACS standards progress with media following a morning session with the U of L Board of Trustees.
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Interim Louisville coach David Padgett talks to the press | 18:20
As promised interim Louisville president Greg Postel named a coach to see the Cardinals through the next six months. The players wanted one of their own, David Padgett, to take the program into the season.
By Michael Clevenger, The C-J
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David Padgett: U of L’s new interim basketball coach | 0:58
In the wake of FBI college basketball allegations, U of L assistant coach David Padgett will be interim basketball coach to replace Rick Pitino.
Mary Ann Gerth/CJ
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Postel won’t confirm if Rick Pitino is ‘Coach-2’ or not | 4:33
University of Louisville interim president Dr. Greg Postel wouldn’t say if RIck Pitino is ‘Coach-2’ referred to in federal documents, but did say university officials believe they know who it is.
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RAW: Rick Pitino arrives at U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall | 0:51
Members of the media swarm around U of L coach Rick Pitino as he enters Grawemeyer Hall.
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Louisville interim president Greg Postel talks about Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich | 11:19
Both Jurich and Pitino have been placed on administrative leave of absence, says Postel during Wednesday’s historic press conference.
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RAW: Tom Jurich leaves U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall | 0:24
University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich acknowledged reporters and photographers as he left Grawemeyer Hall.
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‘A dark day’ for Louisville but ‘better days ahead’ | 1:36
Louisville interim president on Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino’s mandatory administrative leave from the athletic program after the adidas basketball scandal came to light Sept. 26.
Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal
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Short meetings for Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino Wednesday at UofL campus | 2:10
Both Jurich and Pitino arrived and departed without comment after meeting with UofL’s Greg Postel Wednesday in wake of adidas scandal. Both were placed on administrative leave pending final outcome.
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Louisville recruiting scandal: the Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich job situation | 23:50
The CJ’s Jeff Greer and Gentry Estes analyze the day’s events at University of Louisville, including the Rick Pitino ouster and Tom Jurich suspension.
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Rick Pitino: landing recruit Brian Bowen and asst. coach Jordan Fair | 2:32
In an early September press conference, U of L coach Rick Pitino talked about landing recruit Brian Bowen and assistant coach Jordan Fair.
Sam Upshaw Jr./CJ
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Tom Jurich’s career at the University of Louisville | 2:13
Look back at Tom Jurich’s 19 years as the Athletic Director of the University of Louisville through the images from the Courier-Journal.
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Rick Pitino’s career at the University of Louisville | 2:46
Look back at Rick Pitino’s 17 years as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals through the images from the Courier-Journal.
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Who might be the U of L interim basketball coach? | 0:48
Speculating on a possible list of choices to take Rick Pitino’s place as head coach for University of Louisville basketball coach.
Mary Ann Gerth/CJ
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Behind the scenes look at an FBI investigation | 23:59
Former prosecutor Marc Murphy talks with the CJ’s Phillip Bailey about the investigative process as talk centers on the U of L college basketball recruiting investigation.
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Pitino: This board of trustees is not the University of Louisville
U of L board fires Tom Jurich: the vote
Vince Tyra says this job is ‘personal to me because of Tom’
Tom Jurich fired: Postel addresses reporters
Rick Pitino fired: U of L interim president Greg Postel with reporters
What to know about Louisville basketball’s Kenny Johnson
Steve Pence presented Pitino’s case before the final decision
Rick Pitino at University of Louisville: a timeline
Vince Tyra, U of L’s new interim athletic director
Pitino firing process started, Postel says
Faculty protest at UofL Board of Trustees meeting
U of L’s Postel speaks on SACS & athletics
Interim Louisville coach David Padgett talks to the press
David Padgett: U of L’s new interim basketball coach
Postel won’t confirm if Rick Pitino is ‘Coach-2’ or not
RAW: Rick Pitino arrives at U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall
Louisville interim president Greg Postel talks about Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich
RAW: Tom Jurich leaves U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall
‘A dark day’ for Louisville but ‘better days ahead’
Short meetings for Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino Wednesday at UofL campus
Louisville recruiting scandal: the Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich job situation
Rick Pitino: landing recruit Brian Bowen and asst. coach Jordan Fair
Tom Jurich’s career at the University of Louisville
Rick Pitino’s career at the University of Louisville
Who might be the U of L interim basketball coach?
Behind the scenes look at an FBI investigation
A federal grand jury in New York has returned the first two indictments in connection with the probe into college basketball recruiting.
Chuck Person, the suspended Auburn associate head coach, and Rashan Michel, the owner of a clothing company and former NCAA referee, were both charged with six counts related to the investigation, which was unveiled in September.
The 27-page indictment, filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New York, charges both men with conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation of bribes and gratuities, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and travel act conspiracy.
The charges, which are the same alleged in a criminal complaint filed in late-September, carry a maximum 80-year sentence in federal prison if the men are convicted.
“Chuck Person did not commit a crime and we’re confident he will be vindicated at trial after a jury hears all the evidence,” Person’s lawyer, Theresa Trzaskoma, said in a statement to the Courier-Journal on Tuesday night.
A lawyer for Michel did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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Person and Michel were among 10 people – including four assistant men’s college basketball coaches – arrested as part of the college basketball recruiting investigation.
No other indictments had been filed as of Tuesday night, and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to say when or if more indictments would be returned.
There were no indictments in a related case that implicates the University of Louisville.
Federal investigators alleged that Person accepted about $91,500 in bribes over a 10-month period in exchange for influencing Auburn players to do business with Michel, whose company primarily serves several professional athletes.
Person and Michel allegedly agreed to accept about $50,000 in bribe payments from an undercover federal agent.
“Chuck Person in describing his influence over one of his players put it this way: ‘He listens to one person, that is me,'” Joon H. Kim, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, previously said. “Chuck Person also said that his players trusted and looked up to him because he coached Kobe Bryant and worked for Phil Jackson.”
Auburn President Steven Leath announced in September that Person was suspended without pay. It was not immediately clear if there was any change in his employment status. An Auburn spokesman did not immediately respond to a request from the Courier-Journal seeking comment Tuesday night.
Last week, Auburn announced that basketball players Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy had been suspended indefinitely, putting an end to the mystery of the identities of “Player 1” and “Player 2” in the federal complaint against Person.
“To avoid any potential eligibility issues, Auburn Athletics has decided to hold men’s basketball players Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy out indefinitely,” the university statement reads. “Because this is related to an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this time.”
In a different criminal complaint, investigators alleged that two Adidas executives conspired with men’s basketball coaches at the University of Louisville to attempt to funnel money to recruits in order to ensure a commitment to the school and to the apparel company after they turned professional.
Louisville fired men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino, athletic director Tom Jurich and assistant men’s basketball coach Jordan Fair. Assistant coach Kenny Johnson remained suspended as of Tuesday.
Reporter Justin Sayers can be reached at 502-582-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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