Pad­gett named in­terim coach

The Citizens' Voice - - Sports -

Louisville named as­sis­tant David Pad­gett as the in­terim re­place­ment for men’s bas­ket­ball coach Rick Pitino, stay­ing in-house to main­tain con­ti­nu­ity in the wake of a na­tion­wide fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the sport.

“It’s not go­ing to be easy,” Pad­gett said at a news con­fer­ence on cam­pus Fri­day. “It’s a very tu­mul­tuous time.”

Univer­sity in­terim Pres­i­dent Greg Pos­tel made the an­nounce­ment two days af­ter Pitino was placed on un­paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave af­ter the school ac­knowl­edged its in­volve­ment in the fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Louisville ath­letic di­rec­tor Tom Jurich was placed on paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave.

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