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Rick Pitino, U of L’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, will be officially entering the firing process said interim Pres. Dr. Greg Postel said on Monday. Decision have not been made on Louisville’s athletic director, Tom Jurich.
Faculty protest at UofL Board of Trustees meeting | 1:32
Faculty members brought signs to protest how the U of L search for a president is being carried out. Faculty members oppose the closed search and want more involvement in the process.
U of L’s Postel speaks on SACS & athletics | 11:45
U of L interim Pres. Dr. Gary Postel speaks about the athletics personnel developments and SACS standards progress with media following a morning session with the U of L Board of Trustees.
Interim Louisville coach David Padgett talks to the press | 18:20
As promised interim Louisville president Greg Postel named a coach to see the Cardinals through the next six months. The players wanted one of their own, David Padgett, to take the program into the season.
By Michael Clevenger, The C-J
David Padgett: U of L’s new interim basketball coach | 0:58
In the wake of FBI college basketball allegations, U of L assistant coach David Padgett will be interim basketball coach to replace Rick Pitino.
Mary Ann Gerth/CJ
Postel won’t confirm if Rick Pitino is ‘Coach-2’ or not | 4:33
University of Louisville interim president Dr. Greg Postel wouldn’t say if RIck Pitino is ‘Coach-2’ referred to in federal documents, but did say university officials believe they know who it is.
RAW: Rick Pitino arrives at U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall | 0:51
Members of the media swarm around U of L coach Rick Pitino as he enters Grawemeyer Hall.
Louisville interim president Greg Postel talks about Rick Pitino, Tom Jurich | 11:19
Both Jurich and Pitino have been placed on administrative leave of absence, says Postel during Wednesday’s historic press conference.
RAW: Tom Jurich leaves U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall | 0:24
University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich acknowledged reporters and photographers as he left Grawemeyer Hall.
‘A dark day’ for Louisville but ‘better days ahead’ | 1:36
Louisville interim president on Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino’s mandatory administrative leave from the athletic program after the adidas basketball scandal came to light Sept. 26.
Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal
Short meetings for Tom Jurich, Rick Pitino Wednesday at UofL campus | 2:10
Both Jurich and Pitino arrived and departed without comment after meeting with UofL’s Greg Postel Wednesday in wake of adidas scandal. Both were placed on administrative leave pending final outcome.
Louisville recruiting scandal: the Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich job situation | 23:50
The CJ’s Jeff Greer and Gentry Estes analyze the day’s events at University of Louisville, including the Rick Pitino ouster and Tom Jurich suspension.
Rick Pitino: landing recruit Brian Bowen and asst. coach Jordan Fair | 2:32
In an early September press conference, U of L coach Rick Pitino talked about landing recruit Brian Bowen and assistant coach Jordan Fair.
Sam Upshaw Jr./CJ
Tom Jurich’s career at the University of Louisville | 2:13
Look back at Tom Jurich’s 19 years as the Athletic Director of the University of Louisville through the images from the Courier-Journal.
Rick Pitino’s career at the University of Louisville | 2:46
Look back at Rick Pitino’s 17 years as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals through the images from the Courier-Journal.
Who might be the U of L interim basketball coach? | 0:48
Speculating on a possible list of choices to take Rick Pitino’s place as head coach for University of Louisville basketball coach.
Mary Ann Gerth/CJ
Behind the scenes look at an FBI investigation | 23:59
Former prosecutor Marc Murphy talks with the CJ’s Phillip Bailey about the investigative process as talk centers on the U of L college basketball recruiting investigation.
The University of Louisville has chosen its interim replacement for suspended athletic director Tom Jurich.
Vince Tyra — a former University of Kentucky baseball player, son of a Cardinals basketball legend and part-owner of the local professional soccer team — will be announced Tuesday afternoon as the school’s interim athletic director, said a source with knowledge of the hiring process who wished not to speak publicly prior to the school’s announcement.
University of Louisville interim President Greg Postel made the announcement at a 3:45 p.m. press conference.
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Tyra will then be tasked with helping interim basketball coach David Padgett fill out his staff and with sorting out the employment status of assistant hoops coaches Jordan Fair and Kenny Johnson.
Tyra did not respond to a voicemail seeking comment.
Tyra, 51, is a member of the University of Louisville Foundation’s board and the operating partner of Southfield Capital, a Connecticut-based private equity firm, according to his LinkedIn page. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Kentucky, where he was a four-year member of the baseball team.
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The appointment comes less than one week after Jurich was placed on administrative leave amid FBI allegations that at least four NCAA assistant basketball coaches from across the country and an Adidas executive conspired to funnel money to top recruits. A federal criminal complaint alleges the Adidas executive and coaches at Louisville — dubbed University 6 in the complaint — conspired to attempt to pay two recruits to go to the school.
The university’s board of trustees will decide whether to retain Jurich, who has been the athletic director for about two decades.
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Vince Tyra’s LinkedIn page details a two-decades-long business career. He currently lists himself as chairman of the board of Elite Medical Staffing, a Florida-based medical recruiting firm; a corporate adviser for ISCO Industries, a Louisville-based company that sells piping equipment; and board director of Industrial Services of America, a publicly traded metal recycling business.
He is also a member of the Skyball investment group, which owns a piece of Louisville City FC, the city’s United Soccer League professional team, according to Louisville City FC executive vice president Brad Estes.
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Tyra’s father is Charlie Tyra, the University of Louisville men’s basketball team’s first All-American and the school’s all-time leading rebounder. His No. 8 is one of four retired by the school. Charlie died in 2006 at age 71, two years after he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
Postel was one of four members of the University of Louisville Foundation’s nominating committee when Tyra was nominated to the board in February. As of March, he was chairman of the board’s finance committee. Tyra’s term expires on June 30, 2018.
A long-time supporter of Cardinals athletics, Tyra’s Twitter account shows him standing in front of a basketball hoop, decked out in a red No. 8 shirt with the last name “Tyra.” He also tweets his support for Louisville City FC.
Tyra graduated in 1984 from Trinity High School, where he compiled a 17-2 record and 1.95 ERA in four years as a pitcher in addition to a .329 batting average. He was Trinity’s most valuable player in basketball and baseball his senior year, according to Courier-Journal archives.
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