Louisville radio host Paul Miles later tweeted that Pitino had responded to the reports, calling them "pure speculation - and false".
One of the major question marks left hanging over the Louisville program following the removal of Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich was who, exactly, were the coaches mentioned in the Federal Bureau of Investigation complaints released on Tuesday.
For now, the Gopher basketball program, led by coach Richard Pitino, Rick's son, is not being investigated.
Four assistant college coaches are among 10 charged in the complaint, which was unveiled on Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, culminating an undercover investigation with the assistance of a confidential witness.
The FBI said agents and financial advisers paid bribes to get coaches to introduce them to star players before they make it to the National Basketball Association in the hopes of getting their business.
Padgett began his playing career at Kansas before transferring to Louisville after the 2003-04 season.
Therefore, based on the information contained in the court documents, as "Coach 2", Pitino likely would have been aware of the payments being made to 5-star recruiting prospect Brian Bowen and his family. Louisville had to return money received for three years NCAA tournament appearances.
Daniels told News 4 the allegations, which include bribery and fraud, will change the way high school athletes are recruited for years to come. "But I was the head coach and I will take ownership of my decisions", Pitino said in a statement Friday. From there, Pitino coached Donovan 44 games with the New York Knicks, and has served as a long-time mentor.
Pitino lawyer Steve Pence issued a statement Tuesday evening indicating the coach had no intention of resigning. They were Tony Bland of the University of Southern California, Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, Chuck Person of Auburn University and Emanuel Richardson of Arizona. Many schools have resumed practice this week.