At the start of this morning’s UofL Board of Trustees meeting, the suspension letters sent to Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich last week were made public.
Over the weekend, high-level boosters rallied around Jurich to stay on board as athletic director, which seems incredulous when you read Interim President Greg Postel’s letter. Postel blasts Jurich for not consulting him on the university’s $160 million deal with adidas and the negative media attention surrounding the department:
Per the letter, Jurich was placed on paid leave until the next Board of Trustees meeting, which was this morning. The meeting has ended and no announcements about personnel were made.
Meanwhile, Pitino was placed on unpaid leave, which can last until April 30, 2018 or until the FBI concludes its investigation:
While no announcement on Jurich was made today, Postel did tell reporters that he expects to name an interim athletic director tomorrow. As we’ve learned with this scandal, a lot can happen in 24 hours, so stay tuned…