The NCAA & the FBI

Not to diminish the assistant coaches named yesterday in this FB investigation of NCAA basketball bribery and corruption at some of its member schools, but if Louisville really does fire its 2-time NCAA Champion coach Rick Pitino he will be the biggest scalp the FBI’s gotten without even naming him yet.

I’m inclined to think if it happens it’s about time. His programs have been under suspicion wherever he’s coached, from his time as an assistant at the University of Hawaii in the late 1970s all the way to today. He’s exhibited an attitude of being above the law at every one of them.

That said, Pitino may be the most visible, but he’s hardly alone in his corruption within the NCAA coaching ranks.