Louisville added and fired assistant coach on Wednesday in response to the college basketball scandal.
The Cardinals announced the hiring of new assistant coach Trent Johnson, who had last been a coach at TCU before he was coach from 2012-16. Johnson also had stops at LSU, Stanford and Nevada.
Louisville also firedwithout cause.
In other recent developments:
CBS Sports analysis
- Louisville with but to fire him after his involvement in a past recruiting scandal, but Pitino plans to . by the university, which means he has been in effect “fired” according to his attorney. CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish wrote that Pitino left
- and will have his employment status reviewed by the UL Board of Trustees.
- With Pitino on leave, , a former Louisville player, was named acting head coach.
- Louisville named Vince Tyra, a former University of Kentucky baseball player and Louisville businessman, will be the interim athletic director.
- The Cardinals fired assistant coach without cause and the other remaining assistant coach, Kenny Johnson, was placed on paid administrative leave.
- Louisville hired Trent Johnson, to be an assistant coach.
- Assistant coach Chuck Person, a former NBA player and Auburn alum, is accused of handling a total of $141,500. Person was suspended without pay.
- , who is no stranger to NCAA trouble, is not named in the report.
- The program is already being impacted by losing a high-profile recruit and offering to give .
- Assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson is accused of paying a player identified only as “Player-5” $5,000 in bribe money to sign with the Wildcats. Richardson has been suspended with pay,
- Arizona coach Sean Miller on the investigation.
- The family of five-star point guard , the Wildcats highest-ranked recruit on the Class of 2018, has hired a lawyer, but hasn’t been contacted by federal authorities in connection with the FBI investigation.
- USC assistant Tony Bland is charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, soliciting a bribe and wire fraud. Bland has been charged with providing $9,000 cash payments to the families of two current USC players and has been suspended.
- Bland who has represented El Chapo and John Gotti Jr.
- Evans, formerly an assistant at Oklahoma State, is also accused of accepting bribe money while an assistant at South Carolina.
- Athletic director Ray Tanner issued a statement that South Carolina is “ ” of the FBI probe, but acknowledged that Evans was investigated.
Other individuals impacted
- Jim Gatto, director of Adidas global sports marketing: Accused of paying families of two high-profile recruits to play for Adidas-affiliated schools. One of those schools is Louisville. Money exchanged with the two families was $100,000 and $150,000, according to the FBI.
- Merl Code, recently left Nike for Adidas: A right-hand man for Gatto involved in many of these exchanges, according to the complaint.
- Christian Dawkins, former NBA agent recently fired from ASM Sports: Broker who organized the deals between the assistant coaches and Gatto. He was caught on a wire saying, “If you’re going to fund those kind of guys, I mean we’d be running college basketball.”
- Jonathan Brad Augustine, president of The League Initiative, director of an Adidas-sponsored program: Helped funnel/hide money through that youth basketball program. Also involved/connected to the recruitment of an unidentified 2018 player who is being courted by a number of high-profile schools.
- Munish Sood, financial adviser: Along with Dawkins, the U.S. Attorney’s office alleges he was a power broker in helping move approximately $250,000 to families of high school basketball players with the help of Gatto.
- Rashan Michel, representative of Thompson Bespoke Clothing, former NCAA referee: Involved most intensely in dealing with Person at Auburn.