National Title-Winning CBB Coach Hit With “Unethical” Charge

first_imgA game ball for the NCAA Tournament.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)The NCAA laid down an “unethical” charge on a former national title-winning head coach earlier this week. Former UConn head coach Kevin Ollie was fired from the university six months ago and now he’s facing a major penalty.According to a report from ESPN, Ollie is facing a show-cause penalty after the NCAA levied an unethical conduct charge against the former Huskies coach.The alleged violations against Ollie include recruits shooting around with the coach himself, a phone call with NBA great and program booster Ray Allen, and conversations with San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay.ESPN’s report details the penalties levied against Ollie.Ollie is specifically accused of arranging a five-star recruit’s phone calls with Allen and Gay; having impermissible contact with a recruit; providing impermissible meals to a pair of recruits during unofficial visits; shooting with a recruit during an unofficial visit; failing to monitor Hamilton, who the NCAA alleged violated rules by training UConn players on campus and near his home in Atlanta; and giving Hamilton tickets to a UConn-South Florida football game, an NCAA violation because Hamilton’s son was a recruitable prospect at the time, per the NCAA.Ollie denied the allegations when they were levied against him following his firing from the university. He is in a lawsuit with UConn after the program fired him with $10 million left on his contract.An arbitration hearing remains in the works and is expected to come to a close in the next few months.last_img

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