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McGee, Louisville scandal's focus, quits at UMKC

Andre McGee, the former Louisville director of basketball operations who is a key figure in the recruiting scandal at the university, has resigned as an assistant coach with

“The university deserves a full time assistant coach and I am not able to provide that to the basketball team while the false allegations against me are being investigated,” McGee wrote in a letter to UMKC athletic director Carla Wilson.

Louisville has come under fire after an escort alleged that McGee paid for prostitutes to strip and have sex with recruits and players at an on-campus dormitory. The NCAA, University of Louisville police and the school are all investigating the allegations made in the book “Breaking Cardinal Rules” by Katina Powell.

McGee had been on paid leave from UKMC since Oct. 2, the day the book outlining the allegations was announced. UMKC is also investigating the claims.

Earlier this week, five players confirmed to Outside the Lines that the women did come to strip and that some had sex with the players and recruits, all paid for by McGee.

Coach Rick Pitino told ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports that McGee is the only person who knows the truth and that “he needs to come out and tell the truth to his teammates, to the University of Louisville, to his fans and to his coaches.”

In a blog post Thursday, the Hall of Fame coach wrote that he would not resign.

Information from ESPN senior writer Dana O’Neil contributed to this report.

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