It was reported here that Phil was heading to UTEP with new head coach Tim Floyd,
"One gentleman I know will come work with me will be Phil; Johnson, who worked with me at UNO," said Floyd. "I recommended him to Lute Olson (as an assistant at Arizona) because I couldn't get anybody a head coaching job at that point in my career. But I knew he was a head coach. And I told Lute he would be the best he ever had. He helped Lute win a national championship. He went on and was the head coach at San Jose State."
Yikes, give me a heart attack. I couldn't believe that it wasn't bigger news already if this were really the case. But with a common name, I thought there might be a chance that there was another coach somewhere with that name.
So hopefully if you hear about this somewhere later, you can dispel the rumor.