If interim president Greg Postel has his way, UofL will have its interim head coach and athletic director in the next 48 hours.
After announcing that Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich have been placed on administrative leave due to technicalities in their contract, Postel left no doubt that the university is moving forward without them.
“We hope to have an interim head coach and athletic director named in the next 48 hours,” Postel said.
Pitino is currently on unpaid administrative leave, which the athletics association board will vote to make official within 10 days; Jurich is on paid administrative leave, which will be voted on within 30 days. While it may seem like that leaves wiggle room, UofL Board of Trustees chairman J. David Grissom stepped in to make the university’s position very clear.
“The board of trustees unanimously supports the actions of Postel,” Grissom said.
As for Brian Bowen, the player at the center of the scandal? Postel announced he has been suspended indefinitely and will not be allowed to participate in workouts. In fact, it appears he has already left campus.
Who will get the nod to leave the Cards in their darkest hour?
“We’re looking for someone with integrity, someone with knowledge of the sport, someone who can have the respect of the players,” Postel said.