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sicboy
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247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
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“Rick Pitino hasn’t been charged with any crimes,” Jacobson said, “but CBS News has learned he is the man referred to in documents as Coach-2, someone who may have had a role in providing payments to a highly prized recruit’s family.”

“Coach-2” is one of two coaches from “University-6” named in the case against Adidas executive James Gatto. “University-6” has been identified as Louisville, and the school is discussed in paying a top recruit, identified as 2017 247Sports five-star Brian “Tugs” Bowen, $100,000. Bowen signed with, and has enrolled at, Louisville.

At one point, according to the case, AAU coach Brad Augustine stated that Adidas would likely “fund at least a portion of the future payments” to a player because “no one swings a bigger [expletive] than [Coach-2]” at Adidas. He went on to add that “all [Coach-2 has to do] is pick up the phone and call somebody, [and say] these are my guys, they’re taking care of us.”

Later, Christian Dawkins said “he had spoken with Coach-2 about getting additional money for [Bowen’s] family and informed Coach-2 that ‘I need you to call Jim Gatto, [the defendant,] who’s the head of everything’ at the [Adidas] basketball program.”

And court documents note that call records show three phone conversations between Gatto and a number used by Coach-2. Two days after the third of those conversations, Bowen officially committed to Louisville.

The CBS report outing Pitino as Coach-2 was later confirmed by the Wall Street Journal, among others.

Louisville placed Pitino on administrative leave on Wednesday, with his agent calling Pitino's status "effectively fired."

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Fus0623
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
So, can Pitino go to jail?


AlbertMeansWell
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slackster
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
Whatever hope he had for the $44MM buyout just evaporated.


JetsetNuggs
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
He's just like the big sleazy, Tommy Gufano, a wop genius.

And before anyone gets butthurt at me saying wop, I'm a wop so I reserve the right.


sicboy
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And before anyone gets butthurt at me saying wop, I'm a wop so I reserve the right.


Same problem we're having with the n-word, baw


ThePTExperience1969
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
Ouch


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slackster
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
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"The University of Louisville placed Coach Pitino on indefinite unpaid administrative leave today. It did not give him prior notice of the disciplinary action or an opportunity to be heard, as required by University policy and Coach Pitino's employment contract. Coach Pitino has, in effect, been fired. The matter will now follow its legal course.
Coach Pitino stands by his previous statement -- and that of the U.S. Attorney's Office -- that named and unnamed people perpetrated a fraudulent scheme on the University and its basketball program. The information disclosed thus far in the investigation is clearly insufficient to implicate Coach Pitino in any type of misconduct or any other activity that would violate the terms of contract. In sum, Coach Pitino has done nothing wrong and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. The rush to judgment is regrettable.
Moving forward, Coach Pitino's primary concern is for the well-being of the student-athletes on the University's basketball team, and in getting complete and accurate facts in the ongoing investigation. Those facts will inevitably exonerate him.
Coach Pitino is represented by Steve Pence, Kurt Scharfenberger and Bryan Cassis."



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"These allegations come as a complete shock to me," Pitino said in the statement. "I agree with the U.S. Attorneys (sic) Office that these third-party schemes, initiated by a few bad actors, operated to commit a fraud on the impacted universities and their basketball programs, including the University of Louisville. Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable."


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jlnoles79
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I hope the fbi gives college basketball one hell on an enema


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sicboy
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You wake up on a haze, bound and gagged in a dark, dank basement, water dripping in the background, a sense of dread overpowering you, barely able to contain in.........and that's the face you see.


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hoopsgalore
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Holyyyyy shite.


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The Godfather
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
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Tommy Gufano, a wop genius.



You sonofa..


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And before anyone gets butthurt at me saying wop, I'm a wop so I reserve the right.



oh, nevermind


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Brad Augustine stated that Adidas would likely “fund at least a portion of the future payments” to a player because “no one swings a bigger [expletive] than [Coach-2]” at Adidas


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LSUGrad9295
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247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself


If this turns out to be true, then please kindly disregard the thread I started last night titled "An alternate hypothesis about Pitino: Suppose he really is telling the truth???"


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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
Pitino knows if you want it done right you better do it yourself.


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bbrownso
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
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"These allegations come as a complete shock to me," Pitino said in the statement. "I agree with the U.S. Attorneys (sic) Office that these third-party schemes, initiated by a few bad actors, operated to commit a fraud on the impacted universities and their basketball programs, including the University of Louisville. Our fans and supporters deserve better and I am committed to taking whatever steps are needed to ensure those responsible are held accountable."


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At one point, according to the case, AAU coach Brad Augustine stated that Adidas would likely “fund at least a portion of the future payments” to a player because “no one swings a bigger [expletive] than [Coach-2]” at Adidas. He went on to add that “all [Coach-2 has to do] is pick up the phone and call somebody, [and say] these are my guys, they’re taking care of us.”


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If this turns out to be true, then please kindly disregard the thread I started last night titled "An alternate hypothesis about Pitino: Suppose he really is telling the truth???"

Too late now; that thread is going to get a lot of responses.
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JetsetNuggs
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re: 247: "Coach-2" in report not a Louisville assistant, but Pitino himself
And disregard my post in that thread about him just getting fired and not getting jail time.

He'll be getting some lengthy time in the clank.


tylercsbn9
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So, can Pitino go to jail?





There goes any sort of buy out $$$$


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LSUGrad9295
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He'll be getting some lengthy time in the clank.



Oh, time isn't the only lengthy thing he will be getting in the clank.....
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