15 July 2024

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Per insider Jeff Goodman of Field of 68, the Lousiville Cardinals men’s basketball program is expected to part ways with head coach Kenny Payne.

The 57-year-old spent the first two seasons of the New York Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau era as an assistant coach and struggled mightily at the helm of the Cardinals, going 12-53 in two seasons (including 5-35 in ACC play). If this is truly the end for Payne, his tenure ended with a 94-85 loss to North Carolina State in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Indiana Pacers will lose rising star Bennedict Mathurin for the rest of the season. The sophomore depth piece has opted to undergo shoulder surgery, was averaging 14.5 points on over 44 percent shooting in 59 appearances this season.

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