Friday morning update: Johnson to TCU now official.
ATLANTA–Kwanza Johnson remains on Mark Fox’s Georgia basketball staff.
How long remains to be seen. The assistant coach still could be headed to TCU.
Two and a half weeks after it appeared imminent that Johnson was leaving to work under Trent Johnson at TCU, it hasn’t happened yet.
“He’s, I would say, not made any decision,” Fox said after speaking to elementary school students from Drew Charter School at Georgia’s “Learn, Play, Excel” event this morning.. “He’s doing a great job for us. Now that school’s over, he’ll probably try to sit down and figure out what he wants to do.”
Kwanza Johnson came to Georgia with Fox from Nevada in 2009.
It might seem unusual for Johnson’s status on the Georgia staff to linger this long, but this is an unusual situation given how close Fox and Trent Johnson are.
They remain close friends after coaching together at Nevada and Washington. Trent Johnson introduced Fox to the woman who became his wife.
“Here’s what people have to understand–Trent Johnson’s my best friend,” Fox said. “Kwanza is like family. He’s done a great job for us, we got through the school year and he’ll decide what is the right path for him.”
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