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Report: Chris Mack agrees to deal with Louisville worth $4 million per year

Chris Mack has reportedly agreed to a deal with Louisville to become the school’s next men’s basketball coach.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Mack has reached a seven-year deal with Louisville that is expected to pay him around $4 million annually. The Xavier coach informed his current players on Tuesday that he has accepted the job.

Mack has been the head coach at Xavier for the past nine seasons, compiling a record of 212-96 and reaching the NCAA Tournament eight times. The 48-year-old’s wife, Christi, grew up in Louisville and has family that still resides there.

Louisville, of course, is hoping Mack can help clean up the mess left behind by Rick Pitino and the previous Cardinals regime. Louisville was forced to vacate all of its wins from 2012-2015, including its 2013 national championship. Those sanctions stemmed from a sex scandal involving recruits and had nothing to do with the FBI’s ongoing probe into college basketball, which also involves Louisville.

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