Chris Mack reportedly headed toward massive buyout at Louisville
Chris Mack and the Louisville Cardinals are having a rough season, and there are multiple reports that his future in the River City is very much in doubt.
ESPN reported that Louisville is engaged in discussions to separate with Mack, and a $12 million buyout is part of discussions. A board meeting set for Wednesday, and while nothing is done at this point, there’s an expectation that Mack has coached his final game with the Cardinals.
Mack’s buyout is approximately $12 million, but a lower number could be negotiated as part of a separation agreement, sources told ESPN.
The Cardinals lost to Virginia on Monday, 64-52, and they’ve now lost 5 of their last six games with No. 9 Duke looming on Saturday.
Louisville is engaged in discussions to separate with coach Chris Mack, sources told me & @PeteThamel. $12 million buyout part of discussions. Board meeting set for Wednesday. Nothing done; expectation is Mack has coached his final game with the Cardinals.https://t.co/Pw7c0T9nPk
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) January 26, 2022
Louisville sits at 11-9 overall and 5-5 in the ACC. Mack was suspended for the first 6 games of this season without pay for not following university guidelines and procedures in last spring’s firing of former assistant coach Dino Gaudio, who attempted to extort Mack.
After Saturday’s home loss to Notre Dame, senior forward Malik Williams was asked whether the players are still responding to the coaching staff.
“I don’t have a comment for that,” Williams said after a long pause.