The FBI has arrested several assistant coaches in relation to major laws broken and Louisville is one of the schools involved in the controversy. After initial reports that they had been fired, Louisville announced on Wednesday that head basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich have been placed on administrative leave.
The expectation at this point is that both Jurich and Pitino will be let go in the future.
Jurich met with university interim president Greg Postel on Wednesday morning and was asked to resign, according to the report. After refusing to do so, he was notified that he was being relieved of his duties.
Postel is expected to hold an official press conference at 1 p.m and, according to Forde, neither Jurich or Pitino are expected to be in attendance.
In June, an NCAA investigation led to a ruling that forced Louisville to vacate its 2013 national championship as punishment for a stripper scandal funded by a staffer on behalf of Cardinals players and recruits.
On Tuesday, an announcement of a federal investigation into massive college basketball corruption revealed even more broken laws and NCAA rules by the basketball program.
Pitino was seen walking alone into the University of Louisville administration building and exited five minutes later.
Louisville has acknowledged that it is a part of the probe in a release:
Pitino’s contract was extended through the 2025-26 season back in the summer of 2015. The 10-year extension was worth about $51 million over the course of its life and paid Pitino just over $5 million each year starting in the 2015-16 fiscal year. Pitino is best known for winning a title with Louisville in 2013 as well as winning one with Kentucky in 1996.