UofL BASKETBALL | One-on-One with David Padgett

11/08/2017 07:02 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team played its final exhibition of the season on Tuesday night inside the KFC Yum! Center.

The Cards beat Bellarmine 72-57.

It was one final chance for interim head coach David Padgett to watch his team play prior to its first regular season game of the year, which takes place on Sunday at home against George Mason.

It’s been a unique situation up to this point for Padgett. He was named acting head coach in late September amid the fallout of UofL’s link to the ongoing federal investigation into crime and corruption within college basketball.

Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff talked with Padgett on Wednesday morning about what it’s been like to be the man in charge of the UofL men’s basketball program. Chernoff started out by asking Padgett what his biggest surprise has been so far:

Chernoff and Padgett discussed a lot more than just coaching. They talked about the investigation and about the 2017-2018 Cardinal roster.

Be sure to watch Sports Night on Spectrum News Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET this week to catch those parts of their conversation.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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