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UofL hopes to name interim head coach and athletic director in next 48 hours

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.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

17 Comments for UofL hopes to name interim head coach and athletic director in next 48 hours



  1. KatFromHell
    1:31 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    The Feds will probably investigate every division 1 program with the exception of Duke.



  2. KellyInClearwater
    1:45 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Hope they don’t go after Kenny Payne.



    • Duuuuuude
      1:52 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      U of L or the Feds?



    • KYcats11
      1:56 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      I’m not too worried about them going after big Kenny.



  3. CoachKelsch13
    1:48 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Rumor has it that the Feds confiscated computers from Nike today.



    • KYcats11
      1:56 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Are you being serious? If so, what are your sources?



  4. 8xchamp
    2:34 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Don’t matter we’re clean. UK and Duke are the reason people are buying players. To try to keep up



  5. KellyInClearwater
    2:35 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Hope U.L. doesn’t go after Kenny. He’s a UL alumni from their championship team, one of the best assistant coaches in the country and an outstanding recruiter.



    • J-Dub421
      3:32 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      I doubt Kenny wants any part of this clean up. U of L is going to be on probation and will need a massive rebuild. Not a situation most would want for their first head coaching experience.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:29 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Total W.A.G on my part, but I don’t think it’s all that far fetched that Payne could be interested, especially with Jurich and his cronies out of the picture. He will always bleed red.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:34 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      To be clear, though, I don’t think there is any way he would leave UK right at this moment to become the interim HC.



  6. EdC
    3:55 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

    Here’s another home run for KSR candidate … Gregg Marshall. Your server can’t possibly keep up with that.



    • ClutchCargo
      4:32 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      I can’t even wrap my head around how ugly it would get between Lynn and UK fans. Yes, please!!!



    • BlueDeuce
      5:07 pm September 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yes please!



  7. Jesus H. Chrysler
    12:28 am September 28, 2017 Permalink

    Travis Ford, come on down…