Pitino will not participate in ACC Media Day

10/23/2015 03:23 PM

The University of Louisville has announced that head basketball coach Rick Pitino will not participate in ACC Media Day on the advice of counsel.

The annual event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In a press release, Pitino said he does not want the claims against the UofL Basketball program to be a distraction.

“I do not want the allegations we are facing to negatively impact the other 14 institutions on what should be a great event to talk about the approaching basketball season,” said Pitino. “I realize that while many would like to question me on the allegations, the NCAA does not permit me to speak on the subject.”

In Pitino’s absence, the Cardinals will be represented by by fifth-year guards Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, a pair of graduate transfer students who are team captains along with junior Mangok Mathiang.


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