I was just reading this same article. I realize the amount of money is different, but the concept is not from what happened with the Fab Five. Especially since this was a staffer and not just some outside alumni. But with the Fab Five all the benefits were (I believe) post recruiting. Louisville's appears to be a recruiting mechanism, which from a competition perspective is much worse.
On another note, this only confirms many of our suspicions that the reason Michigan under John B. is not landing some of these elite guys has little to do with basketball and personality as much as morals, ethics and fringe benefits. I have been to Lexington and it shouldn't be bringing "all the boys to the yard" that it does. Kentucky does have history. But are current players that interested in history? I digress. Let's raise a glass to 3 and 4 year development and the occasional diamond in the rough (Burke, Stauskas, Levert).