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Oklahoma State fires assistant coach Evans

September 28, 2017, 7:43 pm

Oklahoma State dismissed associate head coach Lamont Evans, who was one of 10 people arrested this week as part of the FBI's investigation into college basketball bribery and corruption.

The school suspended Evans on Tuesday and on Thursday it announced Evans has been terminated.

Evans was the highest-paid assistant in the country at $600,000 for the 2017-18 season. He had signed a three-year contract before this season.

He was one of four assistant coaches throughout the country who were charged with allegedly taking bribes to help deliver players to advisers and agents.

Court documents allege Evans took at least $22,000 in bribes to direct basketball players to agents or financial advisers while at South Carolina and Oklahoma State.

He surrendered to authorities Wednesday afternoon on federal corruption charges and appeared in court that day. He did not enter a plea.

Evans became part of the Oklahoma State coaching staff prior to the 2016-17 season under head coach Brad Underwood, who left after one season to become Illinois' head coach.

Underwood was replaced by assistant Mike Boynton Jr., who kept Evans on the staff.

Evans was at South Carolina for four seasons before leaving for Oklahoma State.


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