Former Louisville coach Denny Crum willing to help David Padgett

Legendary Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum is willing to help Cardinals acting coach David Padgett in any way, the Hall of Famer told Rick Bozich of on Monday.

Crum, who last coached the Cardinals during the 2000-01 season, went 675-295 in 970 games over 30 seasons at Louisville, a .696 winning percentage, with six Final Four appearances and national championships in 1980 and 1986.

Crum appeared on Jerry Eaves’ radio show in Louisville on Monday. Eaves played point guard on Crum’s 1980 national title-winning squad.

He told Eaves, according to media reports, that the first thing Louisville needs to do is hire a school president.

The Hall of Fame coach also did an interview with Spectrum Sports where he discussed his feelings about the current situation.

“I’m just saddened, like everyone else that loves the University,” Crum told Spectrum Sports in Louisville on Monday. “I’m just sorry that all this stuff is happening. It’s kind of like a rugby game — one guy gets the ball and everybody jumps on him. Right now there’s a part of this University that needs a lot of help, not just athletics cause those stories are running rampant. I do know the University and athletics have got their problems and I feel sorry for the people who are having to work through and try to get this stuff done and behind us.”

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