Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra confirmed on Wednesday that men’s assistant basketball coaches Jordan Fair and Kenny Johnson are “not active” with the program but still employed by the university.
Both assistants were not participating in team practices or individual player or position instructional sessions as the school officials are still considering their employment status. All of this is in the wake of a FBI ongoing investigation into wire fraud and money laundering within college basketball recruiting practices, which includes three unnamed Louisville coaches.
“They’re still with us; they’re still employed,” said Tyra to Courier-Journal reporter Jeff Greer, “That’s something I’m working on literally as we speak and will be on the phone as soon as I leave here.”
Interim basketball coach David Padgett confirmed to the Courier-Journal that he is part of the decision-making process, but Tyra and other school administrators will have say in the matter as well.
Neither Fair nor Johnson were named in the FBI complaint, nor have they been charged with any wrongdoing. Fair hasn’t returned to Louisville’s campus since the news of the federal investigation broke last Tuesday. Johnson was seen at program’s practice facility on Wednesday.
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