Louisville's Kenny Johnson agrees to lucrative deal to stay at Louisville

Kenny Johnson, an assistant coach at Louisville, turned down multiple offers to stay at Louisville as Associate Head Coach.

Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson agreed to a lucrative contract extension on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation told Scout.

Johnson was pursued by multiple high major programs, sources told Scout. Johnson is expected to a sign a deal that would elevate him to Associate Head Coach and make him one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the country.

A highly touted recruiter, Johnson has been the point man at Louisville in recruiting battles for Donovan Mitchell, Ray Spalding, Damion Lee, Trey Lewis and current five-star signee V.J King.

Johnson just completed his second season at Louisville and fifth as a college coach. He spent two years with Tom Crean at Indiana and a year at Towson. Prior to those stints, Johnson coached for AAU power Team Takeover and at Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI.

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