Rick Pitino has reportedly told his staff that he expects to be fired

Louisville basketball head coach Rick Pitino has reportedly told members of his staff that he expects to lose his job over the unfolding corruption scandal surrounding the Cardinals and numerous other programs across college basketball.

According to ESPN’s Michael Eaves, a source told him that Pitino “knows its coming” after a meeting with his coaches on Wednesday.

In a complaint brought by federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday, one coach at a “public research university located in Kentucky,” which was later identified as Louisville, is accused of being involved in a scheme to transfer close to $US100,000 from Adidas to a high school player the Cardinals in the process of recruiting.

When the charges were initially made public on Tuesday, Pitino denied any knowledge of the situation, saying they came as “a complete shock.”

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