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Monday / March 4.
  • Louisville puts Kenny Johnson, Jordan Fair on administrative leave

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    In the wake of last week’s FBI investigation into bribery in college basketball, 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 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.”

    Head coach Rick Pitino was played on unpaid administrative leave last week and was “effectively fired,” according to his attorney.

    David Padgett was then named interim head coach.

    For more on Brian Bowen and the Louisville scandal, read our New York Times story here.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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