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Basketball ties that bind

The coach of a top AAU team also runs a nonprofit foundation that mixes basketball and education -- but are the connections too friendly with some collegiate programs?

Updated: May 26, 2011, 3:01 PM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

M

ark Adams just may be perfectly placed in Bloomington, Ind., where nearly everyone reveres basketball; where children grow up with ball-in-hand and will shoot at anything with a hole in it; where one of the nation's most respected AAU programs is based; and where the storied Indiana University Hoosiers are trying to recapture the glory years of college basketball domination.

Adams, a 54-year-old government worker, has had connections to all of it for years, as the father ...

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