Rick Pitino

Daily News – 12/21/18

Former USC associate head coach Tony Bland agreed to a plea bargain Thursday in the wide-ranging federal investigation into college basketball bribery and corruption. This was confirmed by the Los Angeles Times. According to the Times, Bland ” will plead guilty to one felony count of federal funds bribery and get a Level 10 sentencing

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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 10/29/18

Bruce Pascoe from the Arizona Daily Star penned a good piece with an update on what the recent convictions in the college basketball pay-for-play scandal could mean for former Wildcat assistant Book Richardson. Pascoe examines some of Richardson’s tweets from last week, and checks in with his attorney. The full story can be found HERE.

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URI Denies Pitino Rumors

The University of Rhode Island is denying a report from earlier today in which GoLocalProv claimed that AD Thorr Bjorn had come to an agreement with former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino to become URI’s next basketball coach. The report said that the deal, which would have paid Pitino $2 million per season, was eventually

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HoopDirt Daily News – 12/14/17

 HoopDirt.com’s Daily News (with some bonus “dirt”) from the college basketball coaching world… From azcentral.com…Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley addresses job speculation. Apparently the success of a 9-0 start (#5 ranking), has come with questions about his future with the program. Hurley discounted any chances he’d leave ASU for Louisville: “I know this is

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HoopDirt Daily News – 12/8/17

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Almost two weeks after being placed on paid administrative leave (HoopDirt story HERE), the status of Georgia Tech assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie is still up in the air. According to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the NCAA, with Tech’s assistance, is continuing an investigation into

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PDF: Recently Unsealed Indictment Reveals Pitino’s Involvement in Pay-for-Play Scandal

According to a recently unsealed indictment in the college basketball pay-for-play scandal, former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was aware of, and participated in the securing of payments to the family of then recruit Brian Bowen. Pitino, who was fired back on October 15th, has previously been identified as “coach-2” in the original indictment. According

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Former Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino Files Lawsuit Against Adidas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas and says the sportswear maker ”outrageously conspired” to funnel money to the family of a Cardinal recruit without his knowledge. Pitino’s lawsuit filed Tuesday comes a day after Louisville’s Athletic Association fired him for cause after acknowledging the program’s involvement in a national federal

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