Louisville basketball rumors: Dusty May reportedly has made a decision (Updated)

The rumor mill is at full power this weekend as speculations have determined that Dusty May's next landing spot will be with the Louisville Cardinals.

Mar 21, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA;  FAU coach Dusty May talks to the media at a press conference.
Mar 21, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; FAU coach Dusty May talks to the media at a press conference. / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Whether you were for or against Dusty May getting the Louisville job, it's now immaterial. May was announced as Michigan's new head coach on Saturday night.

The Louisville head coach search has been stuffed to the gills with rumors of who will fill Kenny Payne's shoes (which shouldn't be a hard feat to accomplish).

As the weeks have stretched on, fans have grown restless. However, following Florida Atlantic's loss to Northwestern in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, all eyes turned towards Dusty May.

May has led the FAU Owls to two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and in 2023, the Owls shocked the world on their way to the Final Four.

Next up for May? Rumors have it, he's headed to Louisville.

Louisville needs fixing. A lot of it.

Payne led the Cardinals to an embarrassing 12-52 over his two-year stint with the team. Before Payne, Mike Pegues was the interim head coach and led Louisville to a 7-11 overall record.

The Cardinals have had a rapid and dramatic fall from grace since Rick Pitino's era with the squad but May could be just what they need.

May has coached the FAU Owls for five years. At the end of the 2022-23 season, FAU had a 35-4 overall record, finished first in Conference USA, and made it to the Final Four. This season, the Owls ended their season with a 25-9 overall record.

As a head coach, May has gone 126-69 overall. With his 64.6 percent win rate, he may be able to turn the Louisville basketball program around and take it back to its place as a perennial program.

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