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Louisville‘s board of trustees voted to terminate the contract of former athletic director Tom Jurich final week, and it seems that interim president Gregory Postel bought in some parting photographs whereas he had the possibility.
In a letter mailed to Jurich notifying him of his termination, Postel took intention at Jurich’s conduct following the emergence of a nationwide corruption scandal throughout faculty basketball, saying Jurich’s “vital and routine dereliction of duties has triggered substantial injury to the Althetic Division and the College as a complete,” in line with ESPN.
The letter went on to evaluate a lot of areas of concern that the College had with Jurich that in the end contributed to his dismissal.
Throughout this similar time interval, your personal willful misconduct has additionally been demonstrated by ineffective administration, divisive management, unprofessional conduct, and an absence of collegiality finest characterised as intimidation and bullying that extends from scholar authorities to the College’s senior management. This has triggered substantial injury to the College.
The letter additionally spelled out precisely what the board of trustees seen as “trigger” for dismissal in Jurich’s case.
Your deliberate dereliction of duties, unprofessional conduct, bullying and breach of your fiduciary obligations can’t be thought-about remoted occasions. As a substitute, they’re illustrative of a sample and apply of willful misconduct leading to substantial detriment to the College. Accordingly, the above misconduct, whereas not an exhaustive listing, constitutes “trigger” for termination below Part 6.three of your Employment Settlement, together with below Part 6.three(d) “Willful misconduct detrimental to the College.”
Frost Brown Todd Attorneys, the regulation agency representing Jurich, issued an announcement relating to the letter, calling it “an try and smear the status” of Jurich by “reciting unfaithful, unproven allegations.”
“Tom Jurich unequivocally denies all of the allegations and implications emanating from these allegations,” the statemend added. “The letter of termination is an after-the-fact effort to justify an unwarranted termination ‘for trigger’ that the Board of Trustees voted with out specifying any prices, in any respect.”
Jurich’s attorneys vowed to “vigorously defend his rights below his long-standing contract with the College of Louisville.”