Report: IU to interview Towson’s Kenny Johnson

  • 04/23/2012 1:05 pm in

With an assistant coaching job still open following Bennie Seltzer’s departure for Samford on April 4, Indiana coach Tom Crean will interview Towson’s Kenny Johnson for the vacancy, according to Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports.

Here’s the scoop, via Goodman’s Twitter account:

Told Indiana coach Tom Crean plans to interview Towson assistant Kenny Johnson this week. Johnson is former AAU coach with Team Takeover.

According to Johnson’s bio on the Towson site, he spent four years coaching at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, Va., as well as six years on the travel circuit with Nike Team Takeover.

Indiana has successfully recruited the Washington D.C. area in recent seasons with current guards Victor Oladipo in the 2010 class and Maurice Creek in 2009. Both Oladipo and Creek played for Team Takeover.

Current 2013 targets Stanford Robinson and BeeJay Anya both play for Team Takeover, which is a Washington D.C. based AAU program. Robinson plays high school basketball at Paul IV.

A move to interview Johnson could mean that Calbert Cheaney has decided not to pursue the opening left by Seltzer and will remain in his role as Director of Basketball Operations. Cheaney has been out recruiting and filling the assistant job on an interim basis in recent weeks.

The job opening is posted online here and states that it will continue to be listed until May 10 or until the position is filled.

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