The University of Louisville released the following statement today regarding the status of Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair,
The University of Louisville has placed associate head men’s basketball coach Kenny Johnson and assistant men’s basketball coach Jordan Fair on paid administrative leave, effective immediately.
“We are in the process of executing our due diligence as it relates to an ongoing investigation and feel that this is an appropriate step at this time,” said UofL Acting Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. “Our university will continue to fully cooperate with federal authorities in their investigation.”
Louisville, which has been determined to be University 6 in the report, had two coaches involved according to court documents – Coach 2, who is believed to be former head coach Rick Pitino, and coach 1, whose identity has not been confirmed or released.
Johnson, who is the associate head coach, joined Pitino’s staff back in 2014. He had previously served as an assistant at Indiana, and Towson. Johnson also spent six seasons working as the vice president/assistant director of basketball operations for Team Takeover AAU (DC). Fair was elevated to assistant coach back in March after spending last season as a program assistant. Before joining the Cardinal’s staff, he was the head boys coach at Oldsmar Christian School (2012-16) in Tampa.
Neither coach has attended practices or workouts since the college basketball corruption scandal news broke last Tuesday.