The University of Louisville released a statement Monday regarding the end of the employment of Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Denny Crum.
According to WDRB, Crum said that he’d met with interim university president Greg Postel in the spring and was told that the university would not be honoring any work agreements made by former chief of staff Kathleen Smith. Crum’s position – created via verbal agreement in 2016 after his 15-year contract as a special assistant to the president had expired -- was one of those.
The statement that Louisville released Monday reads in part:
Upon his retirement from coaching, Denny Crum was given a 15-year, $338,000-per year contract to continue as a goodwill ambassador for the university. Working with the president and University Advancement, Coach Crum performed in this role through the contract’s end on June 30, 2016. He then continued working for the university with pay but without a contract.