Mack confirms he’s out at Louisville

Chris Mack confirmed to reporters outside of Louisville’s practice facility earlier today that he is out as the head basketball coach at the school.

“I think it’s just it’s been building, you know,” Mack said. “Obviously we all want the best for Louisville, you know, and I still do. And that’s not going to change. It’s not really important when any of that stuff. What’s important is that these guys (players) need to be able to be connected. And I’m humble enough that if I’m not the right person, all good. I just want the best for them. They’re great kids. I loved my time at Louisville. My kids love it here. And so I harbor no bitterness. Life’s too short. I know in 2022 everybody wants to be a victim. I’ll never live my life that way, at all.”

The 52-year old Mack had been Louisville’s head coach since 2018. He went 68-37 during his tenure, including an 11-9 mark this year. He is reportedly under contract through the 2024-25 season, and earns just over $4m/season.

It is expected that assistant coach Mike Pegues will take over for the remainder of the season. Pegues came with Mack from Xavier back in 2018. He had previously spent six seasons with Mack and the Musketeers.

An official announcement from the school is expected following the Board of Trustee’s meeting that started at 4pm.

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