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The Louisville men’s basketball team won’t face a postseason ban after a long-running NCAA investigation into alleged violations under the watch of former coaches.

The Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) on Thursday announced its ruling on the Louisville case, hitting the program with a $5,000 fine, recruiting restrictions and a two-year probation that ends Nov. 2, 2024.

The ruling includes no punishments for former U of L coaches Rick Pitino and Chris Mack.

Former Louisville assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair will be assessed two-year show-cause penalties. Johnson, U of L’s former associate head coach and now an assistant at Rhode Island, will be prohibited from recruiting during that period. Show-cause penalties require an NCAA member school to provide reasons why it should not face penalties for hiring a coach.

WATCH:U of L AD Josh Heird discuss IARP investigation, penalties

The ruling means the Cardinals under first-year coach Kenny Payne are eligible to play in the 2023 NCAA Tournament if they qualify. Payne and his staff will face recruiting restrictions in the 2022-23 season.

The sanctions include a two-week ban on unofficial visits this season and an additional two-week ban on recruiting communication — “telephone and written correspondence,” per the IARP decision — and a seven-day reduction of “recruiting person days” for this academic year.

Louisville also receives a “public reprimand and censure” as part of its punishment. The school’s probation will be “publicized by the NCAA on its website, in appropriate publications and in NCAA championship game programs.”

Additionally, graduate assistant managers and other noncoaching staff members “are restricted from participation in any on-court practice activities for 10 Louisville men’s basketball practices during the 2022-23 playing and practice season.”

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