Rick Pitino has officially been FIRED by the University of Louisville … less than 3 weeks after he was put on unpaid administrative leave over his suspected involvement in the bribery scandal.
The University of Louisville Athletic Association today voted to fire Pitino — a Hall of Famer who coached the schools basketball teams since 2001 — for “just cause.”
As we previously reported, UL prez Greg Postel fired off a letter to Pitino last month … saying the school believed evidence from the FBI investigation incriminated the coach.
For his part, Pitino and his lawyers have vehemently denied any wrongdoing … and vowed “a bare-knuckle fight” … if they were to fire him.
Well, that’s exactly what the university just did … so, prepare for a legal war.