“We are all 30 days away from bankruptcy”

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Keith Farner | 14 hours ago

John Calipari weighed in on one of college basketball’s biggest stories this week, and a topic that involves his arch-rival.

Calipri was asked Friday about Louisville’s split with Chris Mack, who told reporters earlier this week he had no ill will or bitterness toward the UofL.

“I feel bad for him and his family,” Calipari said. “Coaching is a difficult profession. We are all 30 days away from bankruptcy, everyone, in this profession.

Acting athletic director Josh Heird said Mack would receive $4.8 million between this fiscal year and the next three fiscal years. Mack left after the UofL were 6-8 since returning on Dec. 1 from a six-game suspension by the school for failing to follow university guidelines in handling a bid of extortion by fired Cardinals assistant coach Dino Gaudio last spring.

Overall, Louisville, which faces Duke on Saturday, is 11-9, 5-4 in the ACC but likely needs to win in hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2018 inaugural season. Mack’s -19.





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