Indiana assistant Johnson a hot commodity

Kenny Johnson is drawing interest from a number of major schools. Will he leave Indiana?

Indiana assistant coach Kenny Johnson has become quite the hot commodity this offseason. He has interest from a number of high-major schools, and it's beginning to look more and more likely that Johnson will leave before next season.

Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams was one of the first to express interest, but the Hokies haven't gotten much buzz (pun intended) of late. Maryland has come hard after Johnson for its top assistant position, offering him a chance to return home.

But Louisville is also heavily involved, and could also potentially offer him a lead position job. As far as we know, no offers have yet to be extended.

Johnson made $200K last season, the lowest of Indiana's three assistants. For the Hoosiers to retain him, they'd likely have to give him a sizable raise.

Johnson has been an important factor in Indiana recruiting since arriving from Towson. He contributed significantly to the Hoosiers getting Noah Vonleh, Troy Williams, Stanford Robinson and Robert Johnson. Top Stories