Six weeks after officially being terminated by the University of Louisville, former head basketball Rick Pitino school is suing the school.
Pitino has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against his former employer. The 19-page suit filed in federal court in Louisville alleges the school’s athletic association breached his employment contract in two ways.
Pitino states that the school had zero cause for terminating him. He still maintains that he played no part in funneling money to a recruit’s family. Pitino’s lawsuit also states that the school did not provide him a required 10-day advanced notice and opportunity to be heard.
The lawsuit states that Pitino is seeking $4.3 million dollars for the next nine years.
“As a matter of policy, the university does not comment on pending litigation,” UofL spokesman John Karman said in a statement.