Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville’s high-profile men’s basketball coach, even defiantly at times, holding onto his job amid a series of highly embarrassing missteps off the court.
Things looked bleak this time around, with a seemingly inevitable departure looming in the weeks since the latest scandal became public. But even after the school was linked to a federal bribery investigation, no one completely counted Pitino out.
Not until Monday.
The university had seen enough and decided to finally cut ties with the Hall of Fame coach.
The decision was unanimous.
Louisville’s Athletic Assn. officially fired Pitino, nearly three weeks...