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UofL assistant basketball coaches put on paid leave

Today in University-6: assistant coaches Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair have been placed on paid leave, effective immediately. Louisville just announced the news, with this statement from acting athletic director Vince Tyra:

“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. Our university will continue to fully cooperate with federal authorities in their investigation.”

That leaves one-time assistant and now interim head coach David Padgett all alone to man the ship. Good luck, man.

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14 Comments for UofL assistant basketball coaches put on paid leave



  1. runningunnin.454
    12:55 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    I heard Padgett is exploring the ins and outs of the job. “Now that I’m in, how do I get out”?



    • IAmTheDanger
      1:06 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      I’ve heard UL has agreed (under the table of course) to pick up all expenses at McDonalds if he stays.



    • BigBlueMeade
      1:23 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      Only at the one next to the track stadium 😂



    • Bobbum Man
      1:20 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      Any word on the UNC report?



    • J-Dub421
      1:45 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      UNC report has been pushed back. No announcement today.



    • catsarerunnin
      1:51 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      I thought exploring the “ins and outs” was the previous scandal?



    • IAmTheDanger
      2:00 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      😂



  2. Duff86
    1:00 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    I’ve never coached before, at any level. But, I wonder if I called the U of L athletic department and asked for a job, would they give me one? I bet their salaries are better than mine.



    • IAmTheDanger
      1:20 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

      I think as long as you don’t drink beer and don’t play golf, you’re in 😂



  3. kentuckybackupplayer
    1:42 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    hopefully they will not need any bball coaches for a while.



  4. TBW3011
    1:48 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    Fair looks EXACTLY like you would imagine a UL assistant looks. Slimy like Masiello.



  5. UKBlue1982
    2:53 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    Padgett, reportedly, was in Vegas with Johnson and Fair on July 27. Guess Louisville figures they can’t get any more trouble than they already are

    https://www.iheart.com/podcast/66-Terry-Meiners-28199905/episode/terry-and-jody-talk-about-who-28498935/ (1:36 mark)



  6. wesmorgan1
    3:21 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    They should bring Crum in (to the degree his health permits), or someone from the Crum era, as an unpaid mentor/assistant/whatever. Padgett is an unknown, and UofL needs a ‘publicly trusted’ person in the mix.



  7. loservilletard
    3:56 pm October 6, 2017 Permalink

    good luck? No, I hope he fails miserably. Loserville deserves that.