Padgett named interim coach
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.