Prepared statements from U of President James Ramsey and Athletic Director Tom Jurich were distributed at the press conference.
“Regardless of the truth or falsehood of specific actions that have been attributed to the coach, he's clearly made errors in judgment that have come under intense public scrutiny. We can't ignore these errors in judgment, and the have saddened and disappointed me. As we try to teach our students, when you make a mistake, you admit it and right it as best you can.
“Coach has done that today,” Ramsey said in the statement. “We hope this closes this chapter; we're all ready to move on.”
Jurich's statement said: “I'm a million percent behind him … I expect Coach Pitino to be the head coach at the University of Louisville for a long time.