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Quickies: Chris Mack to Louisville Edition

We now know the head coach of Kentucky’s biggest rival

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John Calipari now knows who his biggest foe is. Chris Mack has been hired as the next head coach of the Louisville Cardinals basketball team, replacing interim head coach David Padgett, who previously replaced Rick Pitino.

Mack’s deal is for seven years, and he’ll make about $4 million each year. He’ll take over a program that’s going through a lot of problems right now, but still managed to have a somewhat good year, all things considered (sure, they missed the tournament, but they also took a step in the right direction of making up for all those vacated wins).

Mack’s time as head coach of the Xavier Musketeers consisted of eight NCAA Tournament appearances in nine years, The Musketeers were a No. 1 seed in the tournament this year after they won the Big East in the regular season.

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