Steve Masiello Placed on Leave at Manhattan

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

In response to South Florida's audit regarding Steve Masiello, Manhattan College has placed their head coach on leave to review his academic history.

The saga continues to unfold for Steve Masiello who has now been placed on leave by the Manhattan Jaspers:

"As a result of a background check commissioned by the University of South Florida, Manhattan College has learned there is a question of the validity of head men’s basketball coach Steve Masiello’s undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky," the College said in a statement.

"Masiello is currently in the process of reviewing his degree status with the University of Kentucky. Manhattan College has placed Masiello on leave while he completes this process with the University."

University of Kentucky spokesperson Jay Blanton said that Masiello does not have a degree, according to the Associated Press.

"If it's accurate, I'm shocked by it,"  said Rick Pitino, Masiello's mentor, via ESPN.com. "I had no idea. I left the previous year, and he was on track to graduate."

We'll keep you up to date as more information comes out on this situation.

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