In October the former coach was let go for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to lure top high school basketball talent to play at adidas sponsored universities and turning a blind eye to an escort scandal.
With his termination, Pitino did not receive parting monies or severance pay. Well, college hoops strategist feels different about how the chips fell.
Rick is suing the school for $35 million which equates to the balance of his contract which was scheduled to end in 2026.
The lawsuit claims that he had no knowledge of foul play when it came to recruiting ball players even though the feds say he asked adidas to give money and sneakers to a Louisville prospect Brian Bowen.
Pitino also filed a lawsuit against adidas for what he calls emotional distress.
You can find the Louisville court papers here.