4 worst head coach hires in Louisville basketball history

FanSided NCAA staff writer Sam Fariss ranks the four worst head coaching hires in the history of Lousiville Cardinals men's basketball.

Louisville Cardinals head coach Kenny Payne reacts during their game against the Florida State Seminoles.
Louisville Cardinals head coach Kenny Payne reacts during their game against the Florida State Seminoles. / Clare Grant/Courier Journal / USA TODAY
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12-46 overall. 2022-present. 2. player. 438. Kenny Payne. . . Kenny Payne. Kenny Payne

The current Louisville head coach has been nothing short of a disappointment. Nearing the end of his second season with the Cardinals, Kenny Payne has struggled to make his case for a more permanent gig at Louisville.

Payne led the team to just four wins in his first season, finishing 15th in the ACC, with an overall record of 4-28.

Through the majority of his second season, Payne has seen some gradual growth. However, it hasn’t been enough for him to avoid finding a place on this list.

With just eight wins so far this season, the Cardinals are still falling short of their previous glory. Sitting at 8-18 overall and 3-12 in conference play, Louisville has once again hit the abysmal mark, and Payne is looking more and more like a regrettable hire.