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The Louisville Cardinal
Pitino claims no knowledge of scandal: “I passed the lie detector test” • The Louisville Cardinalnot’ on both questions and passed the lie detector test. So, I had no knowledge
The Louisville Cardinal / Posted yesterday
not’ on both questions and passed the lie detector test. So, I had no knowledge of any of this.” Pitino also denied that Jim Gatto, the director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas, ever helped Louisville sign players by funneling... Read more
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SportingNews
Rick Pitino would be easier to believe if he were more believableminimal," though its contract to pay millions annually to U of L wound up prima
SportingNews / Posted yesterday
minimal," though its contract to pay millions annually to U of L wound up primarily on his pay stub. He said the same about Jim Gatto, who was in charge of adidas’ global basketball operation and was among 10 men charged in late September with... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Hurricanes basketball coach Jim Larrañaga receives subpoena in FBI basketball probewhose description matches Miami, was mentioned in a Department of Justice compl
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
whose description matches Miami, was mentioned in a Department of Justice complaint against Adidas executive Jim Gatto, who was charged in connection to the probe. In the complaint, the DOJ alleges that an unnamed “Coach-3” was... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Hurricanes basketball coach Jim Larrañaga receives subpoena in FBI basketball probewhose description matches Miami, was mentioned in a Department of Justice compl
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
whose description matches Miami, was mentioned in a Department of Justice complaint against Adidas executive Jim Gatto, who was charged in connection to the probe. In the complaint, the DOJ alleges that an unnamed “Coach-3” was... Read more
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New York Post
Rick Pitino suddenly turns on Adidas in effort to play dumb$150,000 to a 2019 prospect, according to records. One coach, known in the FBI
New York Post / Posted 3 days ago
$150,000 to a 2019 prospect, according to records. One coach, known in the FBI complaint as “Coach-2,” allegedly called Jim Gatto, the former head of global sports marketing for Adidas basketball, and asked for more money to give to the player... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Rick Pitino sues Adidas for 'outrageous' conduct in basketball scandalcompany Adidas to prospective players. In particular, the FBI has accused Adid
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
company Adidas to prospective players. In particular, the FBI has accused Adidas' director of global sports marketing, Jim Gatto, of participating in the scheme and was criminally charged in a federal complaint unsealed September 26 in New... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Pitino attorney presents lengthy document in his client's defensehe stated he had no knowledge of any payments to Bowen. The federal complaint a
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
he stated he had no knowledge of any payments to Bowen. The federal complaint alleges Pitino had phone conversations with Jim Gatto of Adidas but, Pence gave the board texts between the two, that had no evidence that Pitino knew about any improper... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal bribery investigationTen people have been arrested in the corruption case, including four college as
OregonLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
Ten people have been arrested in the corruption case, including four college assistant coaches and Adidas executive Jim Gatto. Gatto, who works out of Adidas's North American headquarters in Oregon, has been placed on paid administrative... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
University of Louisville fires Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitinocomplaint lays out only circumstantial evidence. The unsealed complaint says i
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
complaint lays out only circumstantial evidence. The unsealed complaint says investigators have phone records showing that Jim Gatto, the global marketing manager for Adidas, and Coach-2 had conversations on May 27 and twice on June 1. Two days... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Postel says ULAA decision to terminate Pitino was unanimousWAVE 3 News' Connie Leonard obtained an interesting screen-grab of a cellphone
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
WAVE 3 News' Connie Leonard obtained an interesting screen-grab of a cellphone text message thread between Adidas executive Jim Gatto and Pitino: "We presented our case as if coach Pitino was Coach 2," Pence said. Before the ULAA went into a... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
University of Louisville fires Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitinocomplaint lays out only circumstantial evidence. The unsealed complaint says i
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
complaint lays out only circumstantial evidence. The unsealed complaint says investigators have phone records showing that Jim Gatto, the global marketing manager for Adidas, and Coach-2 had conversations on May 27 and twice on June 1. Two days... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Federal judge declines to impose bond for Adidas exec GattoNEW YORK — Is Jim Gatto a wealthy corporate power broker? Or is the Adidas exec
OregonLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
NEW YORK — Is Jim Gatto a wealthy corporate power broker? Or is the Adidas executive accused of bribing young basketball players a middle-class worker-bee? That was one of the key questions Thursday at Gatto's bond hearing in federal court in... Read more
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FOX Business
Two Food and Beverage Companies Delivering Impressive Growthtalked about was unveiled on Sept. 26. The one that we want to talk about relat
FOX Business / Posted 8 days ago
talked about was unveiled on Sept. 26. The one that we want to talk about related to Adidas alleges that senior executive Jim Gatto participated in a scheme to steer $100,000 to the family of a highly recruited player who is said to have been... Read more
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FOX Business
Two Food and Beverage Companies Delivering Impressive Growthtalked about was unveiled on Sept. 26. The one that we want to talk about relat
FOX Business / Posted 8 days ago
talked about was unveiled on Sept. 26. The one that we want to talk about related to Adidas alleges that senior executive Jim Gatto participated in a scheme to steer $100,000 to the family of a highly recruited player who is said to have been... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Adidas top exec to face judgeLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--One of the key figures in the investigation will fac
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 9 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--One of the key figures in the investigation will face a federal judge. Jim Gatto a top executive at Adidas is accused of trying to funnel $100,000 from the company to Brian Bowen's family. According to FBI documents that... Read more
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SportingNews
Louisville fires assistant coach amid bribery probeOklahoma State, Auburn, Arizona and the University of Southern California. A f
SportingNews / Posted 9 days ago
Oklahoma State, Auburn, Arizona and the University of Southern California. A federal complaint alleges Adidas executive Jim Gatto and unnamed coaches at Louisville — termed "University 6" in the complaint — conspired to pay two recruits to... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Suspects in basketball fraud, corruption investigation in N.Y. courtappeared in U.S. District Court to face charges in the NCAA basketball fraud an
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 10 days ago
appeared in U.S. District Court to face charges in the NCAA basketball fraud and corruption scandal. Adidas executive Jim Gatto and employee Merl Code are among those charged in the FBI's college basketball pay-for-play recruiting... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Coaches and corporate executives go to court in New York for Adidas scandalFBI video negotiating payments in a Las Vegas hotel room for a second recruit w
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 10 days ago
FBI video negotiating payments in a Las Vegas hotel room for a second recruit who is not yet in college. Adidas Executive Jim Gatto and Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans are expected to have an initial appearance on Thursday. Three... Read more
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OregonLive.com
When it came to selling basketball shoes, Gatto, Adidas shot airballJim Gatto was a smashing success convincing elite basketball teams and players
OregonLive.com / Posted 13 days ago
Jim Gatto was a smashing success convincing elite basketball teams and players to wear the three-striped logo of his employer, Adidas. But his efforts have landed him in the center of a federal bribery probe. And for all his wheeling and dealing,... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Louisville places 2 assistant coaches on leavean alleged scheme to pay $100,000 to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowe
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
an alleged scheme to pay $100,000 to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowen Jr. in a deal arranged by Adidas executive Jim Gatto. The University of Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously on Monday to initiate the process of... Read more
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SportingNews
Louisville places 2 assistant basketball coaches on paid leaveOklahoma State, Auburn, Arizona and the University of Southern California. A f
SportingNews / Posted 14 days ago
Oklahoma State, Auburn, Arizona and the University of Southern California. A federal complaint alleges Adidas executive Jim Gatto and unnamed coaches at Louisville — termed "University 6" in the complaint — conspired to pay two recruits to... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Pitino attorney claims U of L 'acted out of frustration' and without evidenceagainst him in a misleading timeline, Pence said. The unsealed complaint alleg
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 14 days ago
against him in a misleading timeline, Pence said. The unsealed complaint alleges investigators have phone records showing Jim Gatto, the global marketing manager for Adidas, and Coach 2 had conversations on May 27 and twice on June 1. Two days... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Louisville places 2 assistant coaches on leavean alleged scheme to pay $100,000 to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowe
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 14 days ago
an alleged scheme to pay $100,000 to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowen Jr. in a deal arranged by Adidas executive Jim Gatto. The University of Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously on Monday to initiate the process of... Read more
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New York Post
Louisville coaching staff down to a party of one at crunch timeand “Coach-2,” played a part in passing $100,000 to the family of top recruit B
New York Post / Posted 14 days ago
and “Coach-2,” played a part in passing $100,000 to the family of top recruit Brian Bowen Jr. through Adidas executive Jim Gatto. Padgett said he was not one of them. Pitino reportedly was identified as “Coach-2” and could soon be officially... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Louisville places 2 assistant coaches on leavean alleged scheme to pay $100,000 to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowe
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 14 days ago
an alleged scheme to pay $100,000 to the family of five-star recruit Brian Bowen Jr. in a deal arranged by Adidas executive Jim Gatto. The University of Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously on Monday to initiate the process of... Read more
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The Louisville Cardinal
Assistant men's basketball coaches Johnson and Fair placed on leave • The Louisville Cardinalindefinitely from all basketball activity. According to the complaint by the FB
The Louisville Cardinal / Posted 14 days ago
indefinitely from all basketball activity. According to the complaint by the FBI, Coach 2 made a call to adidas rep Jim Gatto to get more money to lure Bowen. Player 11 hasn’t been identified publicly, but is reportedly a 2019 recruit.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Rick Pitino 'pocketed 98%' of Louisville's $39 million Adidas dealin an alleged scheme to bribe the family of an elite recruit with $100,000 in f
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
in an alleged scheme to bribe the family of an elite recruit with $100,000 in funding provided by an Adidas executive, Jim Gatto, who was arrested as part of the FBI's investigation. Gatto was charged with wire fraud conspiracy, two counts of... Read more
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Al.com
Could Adidas scandal change how brands spend on college sponsorships?attention Adidas has weathered since Tuesday when its involvement in the corrup
Al.com / Posted 15 days ago
attention Adidas has weathered since Tuesday when its involvement in the corruption and bribery scandal went public. Jim Gatto, Adidas' director of global sports marketing, was arrested and accused of agreeing to pay $100,000 to steer... Read more
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DW
FBI probes Adidas in basketball bribery case |$100,000 to play. Since the FBI began investigating the complaint, two executi
DW / Posted 16 days ago
$100,000 to play. Since the FBI began investigating the complaint, two executives of Adidas have been arrested including Jim Gatto, global sports marketing director for basketball. Does athletic endorsement still pay? Competition for the next... Read more
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DW
FBI probes Adidas in federal bribery case |$100,000 to play. Since the FBI began investigating the complaint, two executi
DW / Posted 16 days ago
$100,000 to play. Since the FBI began investigating the complaint, two executives of Adidas have been arrested including Jim Gatto, global sports marketing director for basketball. Does athletic endorsement still pay? Competition for the next... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
UM acknowledges probe; Larrañaga denies knowing identity of 'Coach-3'in New York, a “University-7,” whose description matches Miami, was mentioned i
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
in New York, a “University-7,” whose description matches Miami, was mentioned in the DOJ complaint against Adidas executive Jim Gatto. Gatto was charged in connection to the large-scale FBI probe. In the complaint against Gatto, the DOJ alleges... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga has turned over phone records and other documents in FBI probefiled against 10 people tied to college basketball nationwide last week, includ
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
filed against 10 people tied to college basketball nationwide last week, including four assistant coaches, Adidas executive Jim Gatto and youth travel basketball coach Jonathan Brad Augustine. In the Department of Justice complaint filed against... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Miami coach Jim Larrañaga has turned over phone records and other documents in FBI probefiled against 10 people tied to college basketball nationwide last week, includ
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
filed against 10 people tied to college basketball nationwide last week, including four assistant coaches, Adidas executive Jim Gatto and youth travel basketball coach Jonathan Brad Augustine. In the Department of Justice complaint filed against... Read more
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Daily Mail
Louisville athletic board votes to dismiss Rick Pitinoin an alleged scheme to bribe the family of an elite recruit with $100,000 in f
Daily Mail / Posted 18 days ago
in an alleged scheme to bribe the family of an elite recruit with $100,000 in funding provided by an Adidas executive, Jim Gatto, who was arrested as part of the FBI's investigation. Gatto was charged with wire fraud conspiracy, two counts of... Read more
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Sports Business Daily
Morning Hot Reads: Knowledge Is Power YAHOO SPORTS wrote Adidas execs Merl Code and Jim Gatto , both arrested last
Sports Business Daily / Posted 18 days ago
YAHOO SPORTS wrote Adidas execs Merl Code and Jim Gatto , both arrested last week as part of the men's college hoops scandal, "could control the fate of college basketball," as they are "benevolent dealmakers,... Read more
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SportingNews
Rick Pitino 'laying low' until he is 'vindicated' in recruiting scandalmoney to Bowen so he would play at the university. Court records also indicate
SportingNews / Posted 19 days ago
money to Bowen so he would play at the university. Court records also indicate that "Coach-2" spoke with Adidas executive Jim Gatto multiple times in the days before Bowen committed to Louisville. Asked Sunday if he was indeed "Coach-2," Pitino... Read more
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Daily Mail
Father of an ex-Louisville star speaks out after Pitino is suspendedand the team's 2013 national championship if the NCAA's ruling is not overturne
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
and the team's 2013 national championship if the NCAA's ruling is not overturned. Adidas global sports marketing director Jim Gatto and three other defendants are accused of bribing three recruits with the intention of pushing them to particular... Read more
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New York Post
Louisville turns to Rick Pitino product as interim head coachOn Thursday, Pitino was identified as “Coach-2” in court records and accused of
New York Post / Posted 21 days ago
On Thursday, Pitino was identified as “Coach-2” in court records and accused of striking a deal with Adidas executive Jim Gatto to funnel $10,000 to the family of top prospect Brian Bowen. “There’s been a lot of turmoil the last few days and... Read more
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Island Packet
Sonny Vaccaro is the father of sneaker deals. The NCAA scandal shocks even him.relevant to both these elements: the athlete." Vaccaro later worked at adidas
Island Packet / Posted 22 days ago
relevant to both these elements: the athlete." Vaccaro later worked at adidas and Reebok. While at the former, he hired Jim Gatto, the company's future head of global basketball marketing who was arrested on corruption charges Tuesday as part of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Pitino got Adidas to up anteto phone records reviewed by the FBI described in the complaint, Pitino made th
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
to phone records reviewed by the FBI described in the complaint, Pitino made three phone calls to Adidas executive Jim Gatto in late May and early June, days before a highly touted recruit made a surprise decision to attend... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Basketball probe turns to Nike youth league: sourcesBasketball League for blue chip high school prospects. On Tuesday, FBI agents
OregonLive.com / Posted 22 days ago
Basketball League for blue chip high school prospects. On Tuesday, FBI agents arrested Adidas's sports marketing chief, Jim Gatto, and another employee, Merl Code, on allegations they masterminded a series of bribes to players or their families... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Interim president won't confirm identity of 'Coach 2'management company said he had spoken with Coach 2, about getting more money fo
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 22 days ago
management company said he had spoken with Coach 2, about getting more money for a player's family and told Coach 2 to call Jim Gatto, the head of global marketing for Adidas. Federal agents said based on phone records, Gatto had two conversations... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Rick Pitino reported to be ‘Coach-2' in criminal complainthad spoken with Coach-2 about getting additional money for Player-10's family a
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
had spoken with Coach-2 about getting additional money for Player-10's family and informed Coach-2 that ‘I need you to call Jim Gatto, (the defendant) who's the head of everything' at Company 1's basketball program.” Jim Gatto is the Adidas... Read more
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The News & Observer
It started with the shoes. How sportswear firms factor into college sports scandals.certain schools, then signing with certain agents once the players turn pro. In
The News & Observer / Posted 22 days ago
certain schools, then signing with certain agents once the players turn pro. In the other scheme, a top adidas executive, Jim Gatto, is accused of bribing college recruits to play for adidas schools. It also has raised the question about the... Read more
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New York Post
This was Rick Pitino’s exact role in college hoops scandalwith Coach-2 about getting additional money for Player-10’s family” but that Pi
New York Post / Posted 22 days ago
with Coach-2 about getting additional money for Player-10’s family” but that Pitino, aka Coach-2, had to get in touch with Jim Gatto, the director of global marketing for Adidas basketball. Gatto allegedly funneled $100,000 of Adidas’ money to the... Read more
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SportingNews
Louisville's Rick Pitino reportedly is 'Coach-2' identified in FBI reportmoney to Bowen so he would play at the university. Court records also indicate
SportingNews / Posted 22 days ago
money to Bowen so he would play at the university. Court records also indicate that "Coach-2" spoke with Adidas executive Jim Gatto multiple times in the days before Bowen committed to Louisville. Asked Thursday about reports that Pitino is... Read more
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Business Insider
Nike's youth basketball league has reportedly been hit with subpoenas in connection with the college basketball bribery scandalplay, both in business and sports, and strongly opposes any form of manipulatio
Business Insider / Posted 22 days ago
play, both in business and sports, and strongly opposes any form of manipulation," but declined to comment further. Jim Gatto, the director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas, was also among the defendants. Gatto is accused... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Source: 'Coach-2' in federal complaint is Rick Pitinoidentified as "Coach-2." CBS first identified Pitino as "Coach-2" on Thursday.
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 22 days ago
identified as "Coach-2." CBS first identified Pitino as "Coach-2" on Thursday. Court records also said Adidas executive Jim Gatto "spoke directly with Coach-2 multiple times in the days before [Bowen] publicly committed" to Louisville. RELATED:... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Nike's Elite Youth division subpoenaed in corruption investigation: reportwho ran it, Merl Code, is one of the defendants. Code, who left Nike for Adida
OregonLive.com / Posted 22 days ago
who ran it, Merl Code, is one of the defendants. Code, who left Nike for Adidas in 2014, was arrested Tuesday, as was Jim Gatto, Adidas's sports marketing chief who works out of its North American headquarters in Portland. The two men are... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Reports: Rick Pitino is 'Coach-2' in federal college basketball corruption investigationof the deal, and noted that at one point, he had to raise the amount and tell C
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 22 days ago
of the deal, and noted that at one point, he had to raise the amount and tell Coach-2 [Pitino], “I need you to call Jim Gatto, who’s the head of everything,” at adidas’ basketball program. Gatto, the director of global marketing for adidas... Read more
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