Maryland's attempt to lure highly-touted recruiter Kenny Johnson back to his alma mater has proven to be unsuccessful.
Johnson’s ties to Prince George’s County-based AAU powerhouse Team Takeover was his entree into the college ranks at Towson three years ago.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon was hoping to have Johnson replace Scott Spinelli, who left last week to become an assistant at Boston College.
It is believed that Louisville was able to offer Johnson more money than Maryland and a chance to work for a Hall-of-Fame coach.
Johnson was reportedly offered a “significant” raise over the $200,000 he was making at Indiana. He the only potential candidate mentioned at Maryland.
It appears that Turgeon is looking to bring in another recruiter after losing both Spinelli and Dalonte Hill, who resigned in late November after his second drunk driving charge.
Bino Ranson remains the only original member of Turgeon’s Maryland staff.
Turgeon promoted director of basketball operations Dustin Clark to Hill’s position and named Juan Dixon as his special assistant in November.