Reports: Chris Mack on way out at Louisville

The University of Louisville has called a meeting of its joint board of trustees and athletics board for Wednesday amid reports that the future of Chris Mack as head coach is in jeopardy.

The purpose of the meeting given by the school was to “discuss proposed or pending litigation and personnel matters.”

Sports Illustrated and WDRB-TV in Louisville reported Tuesday that the school and Mack are in discussions about his future. Nothing has been finalized, per the reports.

Mack’s weekly radio show for Tuesday night was also canceled.

Downward Spiral

Mack, 52, is in his fourth season as coach of the Cardinals. Louisville (11-9, 5-5 ACC) lost to Virginia by 12 points Monday night, its fourth double-digit loss in its past five losses. That hasn’t happened at the school since 1940.

Further, second-leading scorer Malik Williams answered “no comment” last Saturday — a 12-point loss to Notre Dame — when asked if the team was tuning out the coaching staff.

Overall, Mack is 68-37 at Louisville and led the Cardinals to the NCAA Tournament in his first season, 2018-19. Mack took Xavier to the NCAA Tournament every season except one during his tenure there (2009-18).

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Mack is 283-134 overall as a head coach.

Mack was suspended six games without pay by the school to start the season for his failure to follow university guidelines and procedures in handling former assistant Dino Gaudio’s extortion attempt.

Louisville is next scheduled to host No. 9 Duke on Saturday.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)