Louisville fires hall-of-famer Pitino, AD Jurich

Louisville fires hall-of-famer Pitino, AD Jurich

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Louisville has fired men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich, according to ESPN. This follows news the feds are investigating the program for fraud and corruption.

The university has scheduled a news conference Wednesday afternoon, when administrators are expected to address the university's involvement in the investigation. 

Pitino is the only men's basketball coach to lead two different programs to the NCAA Championship. He was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

In this same investigation, 10 men - including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches - were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, even tailors. The coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State. More on the coaches charged here.

The FBI reports Evans has surrendered to federal authorities. He's scheduled to make an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Wednesday afternoon.

Information from The Associated Press is used in this report.

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