LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville Interim Men's Basketball Coach David Padgett held a 2 p.m. news conference on Friday to name another assistant coach hired to the team.

Padgett named R.J. Evans as his newest assistant coach.

Evans has been with the U of L men's basketball staff since May, when he became a program assistant.

"R.J. is a very talented young coach with a great future," Padgett said in a statement. "He's another member of our staff that has competed at a very high level. R.J. has accumulated significant experience at his multiple stops, all [of] which will be a great benefit to our players. He has built a great rapport with our players and has earned their respect."

According to a news release, Evans has earned two master's degrees and joined the U of L staff after working two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts for one season.

Click on the video player above to watch the full news conference where Padgett made the announcement.

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