The Louisville basketball team is off to a 4-1 start this season under interim coach David Padgett.
In the midst of the new era, the university is taking another step to distance themselves from Rick Pitino.
Pitino was officially fired by Louisville on Oct. 16 for his alleged role in the adidas pay-for-play scandal.
Pitino recently filed a lawsuit in federal court stating the school’s athletics association breached its contract and owes him over $35 million.
Photos of Pitino, who guided the program to the 2013 national championship, used to adorn the Cardinals practice facility.
However, those pictures have now been removed and swapped out.
The Rick Pitino pictures that once welcomed visitors to Louisville’s practice facility have been taken down and replaced pic.twitter.com/JPdfqOvDze
— Mike Lacett (@mikelacett) December 1, 2017
Pitino was placed on administrative leave the day after the discoveries of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball recruiting were made public. The FBI findings deemed that a Louisville recruit, now known as freshman Brian Bowen, was granted payment from adidas in return for a commitment to the university. Pitino has constantly denied knowing of any wrongdoing.
Louisville faces Seton Hall on Dec. 3 in a 4 p.m. (EST) matchup that will be televised on ESPN2.
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