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Tom Jurich said he would have fired Pitino if he knew he was “Coach-2”

Yesterday, several news outlets acrosss the country confirmed Rick Pitino as “Coach-2” in the FBI indictment papers.

As you guys know, Coach-2 is the one confirmed as the orchestrator of Brian Bowen receiving $100,000, with the ability to just “pick up the phone and call somebody, and say these are my guys, they’re taking care of us,” among other things.

With the confirmation, the idea of Louisville receiving the Death Penalty from the NCAA is entirely possible, and the basketball program could crumble with years of recovery time.

It was reported that Tom Jurich told Louisville interim president Greg Postel he would not fire Pitino, and if “he goes, I go.”

This afternoon, WDRB’s Eric Crawford reported that Jurich told him in a phone interview he would have “immediately dismissed” Pitino if he had known he was indeed “Coach-2.”

“The idea that I would turn a blind eye toward blatant violations of NCAA rules is preposterous,” Jurich said. “No information was presented to me naming Rick Pitino as “Coach-2″ in the FBI affidavit. If I had evidence that any coach or athletic department personnel ever willfully violated NCAA rules they would be immediately dismissed. But, I have never been presented with that information.”

Likely story, Tom.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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11 Comments for Tom Jurich said he would have fired Pitino if he knew he was “Coach-2”

  1. Rabbi Li
    7:10 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    It has also been reported that Tom Jurich’s daughter works for Adidas.

    We have to believe Tom. As she would have told on him if this was happening.


  2. Parker_UKFanNC
    7:44 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    In other news, grass actually isn’t green the Seahawks ran the football.

  3. Cletis75
    7:47 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    Didn’t Tom continue to pay and keep Clint Hurtt after the NCAA found him guilty of rules violations and gave him a show cause? If you thumb your nose to the NCAA over Hurtt, you would definitely do it for your biggest money maker!

  4. kentuckyrld
    8:28 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    It doesn’t matter if Jurich knew Pitino was involved or not. If his superiors told him to fire Pitino and he refused then that is reason enough for Jurich to be terminated.

  5. 4everUKblue
    9:46 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    Uhhh……I call bullshit!

  6. TBW3011
    10:12 pm September 29, 2017 Permalink

    Cool story bro. Sypher, hookers, didn’t fire him. And we’re supposed to believe this? UofLOL

  7. shepdog3720
    12:09 am September 30, 2017 Permalink

    If any of u guys really think Jurich would have sat idly by and looked the other way if Pitino was doing this chit, u are nuts. I despise Jurich as much as the other guy, but even he wouldn’t have let this slide…

    • J-Dub421
      12:18 am September 30, 2017 Permalink

      Jurich took an extra $6 million dollars under the table / off the books from the U of L foundation. So, I totally think he’d be in on this.

  8. 206Bones
    6:59 am September 30, 2017 Permalink

    IMO he will still be the AD after the smoke clears.
    Drain the swamp, no, they just took on scoop out.
    TJ is still THE man!!

  9. Catcasey1
    3:39 pm September 30, 2017 Permalink

    He’s as crooked as hell. They all made millions for the university. Son didn’t even have to do anything for his money