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Thursday / November 14.
  • La Salle hiring Kenny Johnson, former Louisville assistant fired because of FBI investigation

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    La Salle is hiring former Louisville assistant coach Kenny Johnson, who was fired last November in the wake of the FBI investigation into bribery in college basketball, according to multiple reports.

    Johnson will become the first assistant fired in the wake of the FBI investigation to be re-hired. La Salle named former Villanova assistant Ashley Howard its head coach last month.

    Johnson’s attorney, David Lambertus, declined comment, and La Salle has yet to make the hire official.

    Louisville announced Nov. 22 it had “parted ways” with Johnson, who had previously worked under Tom Crean at Indiana and is regarded as an elite recruiter.

    Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and former assistant coach Jordan Fair were fired in October.

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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.