Rick Pitino has arrived in Greece where he will become the new head coach of Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos. He will begin practice with the team today. Panathinaikos is currently undefeated (9-0) in the Greek League, but has struggled to a 6-8 Euroleague record.
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
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.
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
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
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
Rick Pitino has filed a lawsuit against the University of Louisville Athletic Association. He is looking for $4,307,000 per year through June of 2026 for breach of contract. According to the document, Pitino claims that he maintained (and demanded compliance) in his program. This is a pretty interesting read if you can get through all
The University of Louisville had officially fired assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson according to a report by the Courier Journal. Johnson had been on administrative leave since October 6th for his alleged role in the current college basketball pay-for-play scandal. A former assistant at Indiana and Towson, Johnson had spent three seasons on former head
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
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