NCAA Basketball

Pitino lauds NCAA for professional probe

(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rick Pitino praised the NCAA for its professional approach in the governing body's investigation of a sex scandal involving Louisville men's basketball and the coach pledged his program will be accountable for things that went wrong on his watch.

Pitino spoke Wednesday at the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball media gathering, a week after the NCAA said Louisville committed four serious violations and criticized Pitino for failing to monitor a former Cardinals basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

Pitino skipped media day last year on advice of counsel as the sex scandal broke. Though the case may not be completely resolved for several months, on Wednesday, a smiling, hopeful Pitino was ready to move the conversation back to basketball and his team's chances to compete for a league title.


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