Louisville hoops hires Trent Johnson as assistant coach

Acting Louisville basketball coach David Padgett has added former head coach Trent Johnson to the Cardinals coaching staff, the school announced on Wednesday.

Johnson’s long Division I coaching career includes serving as the head coach at Nevada, Stanford, LSU and TCU. He was previously an assistant at Stanford, Washington and Utah after his playing career at Boise State in the 1970s.

Johnson, 61, was fired by TCU in March 2016 after going 50-79 in his time there, including 8-64 in Big 12 Conference play.

Johnson’s head coaching career included five NCAA tournament berths among his time at four different schools. His teams went 276-264.

As a result of the findings of the FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball, Louisville put head coach Rick Pitino on administrative leave, as well as athletic director Tom Jurich, and then put assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair on leave.

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