HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's basketball staff was warned in 1999 not to have contact with a man now at the center of the school's recruiting scandal.
A Nov. 22, 1999, memo from Bill Shults, then a university compliance officer, informs the basketball staff that former team manager Josh Nochimson was off limits because he was considered to be an agent by the NCAA.
At the time, Nochimson was working as a business adviser for former UConn star Richard Hamilton.
The memo was noted by the NCAA in its recent notice of allegations, accusing UConn of eight recruiting violations. Details of the memo were first reported Wednesday by The Hartford Courant.
The NCAA had been investigating since a report by Yahoo! Sports last year that Nochimson helped guide player Nate Miles to Connecticut, giving him lodging, transportation, meals and representation.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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