UofL BASKETBALL | Are the Cards a 25 win team?

10/22/2017 03:55 PM

The University of Louisville basketball program was flipped upside down last week. Former coach Rick Pitino was officially fired, and the interim coach David Padgett rounded out his coaching staff.

The two most recent hires were R.J. Evans, who was promoted internally to acting assistant coach, and former Duke basketball star Greg Paulus was hired as an assistant on Thursday. Those two joined Trent Johnson, a 30-year coaching veteran, and Padgett to round out the staff for the coming season.

Mark Ennis from ESPN Louisville joined Lyndsey Gough to discuss what to expect from those coaches this season:

The coaching staff will definitely be crucial in getting the most out of a very talented U of L roster. Vegas oddsmakers still consider Louisville a national champion contender. Bovada has Louisville as the 8th best odds to win the NCAA tournament, giving them 25-to-1 odds.

That run to the NCAA tournament starts in a little over three weeks.
In fact, Louisville starts exhibition play in ten days when it plays Kentucky Weslyan on October 30th.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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