Report: Ex-TCU basketball head coach Trent Johnson headed to Louisville for assistant job

Former TCU men’s basketball head coach Trent Johnson is reportedly headed to Louisville.

According to CBS’ Sports Jon Rothstein, Louisville acting-head coach David Padgett will hire Johnson as an assistant coach for the Cardinals. Padgett took over the role after longtime head coach Rick Pitino was “effectively” fired from the program in late September.

Johnson served as the head coach at TCU from 2012-2016, but never sustained much success with the Horned Frogs. TCU did not win a Big 12  conference game during the 2014 season.

Johnson previously served as head coach at LSU, Stanford and Nevada prior to his arrival in Fort Worth. He has not been on a coaching staff since being fired from TCU in 2016.

Johnson will likely play a heavy role as an assistant in Louisville, as Padgett has never had any coaching experience.

Louisville begins its season with a home game against Geroge Mason on Sunday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is to be determined.

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