Louisville Is Reportedly Hiring Xavier’s Chris Mack To A Huge Seven-Year Deal
The Louisville Cardinals have discovered their subsequent head basketball coach. This system has reportedly tabbed Xavier coach Chris Mack as the person to fill interim head coach David Padgett’s footwear, a transfer that had been lengthy assumed to be within the playing cards in some unspecified time in the future however turned finalized on Tuesday afternoon.
The phrase of Mack’s transfer to the opposite aspect of the Ohio River was reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN, who included phrase that Mack will obtain a really good-looking seven-year deal from the Cardinals.
Xavier has been Mack’s solely head teaching job on the collegiate stage. After slicing his enamel as an assistant program at Xavier and Wake Forest, Mack returned to Cincinnati in 2004 and was promoted to move coach in 2009 after Sean Miller left for Arizona.
In his 9 years on the helm of the Musketeers, Mack accrued a 212-96 report with a 105-49 mark in convention play within the Atlantic 10 and the Large East. He has led this system to the Candy 16 4 occasions and the Elite Eight as soon as. This yr, Xavier went 29-6 with a 15-Three report within the convention with a Large East common season title to earn a No. 1 seed within the NCAA Event, however fell within the second spherical to Florida State.
Mack will substitute Padgett, who took over this system this yr following Rick Pitino’s firing. Padgett, who was an assistant at Louisville from 2015-17, led the staff to a 22-14 report and a 9-9 mark within the ACC, however was not retained after the staff fell to Mississippi State within the quarterfinal of the NIT.