Two prominent university basketball coaches will be assigned to testify in a federal trial that will begin next month as part of a case stemming from the FBI's investigation into widespread corruption in recruitment .
according to Yahoo Sports, who quoted unidentified sources, Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade were told by their representatives that they would receive a subpoena.
The heads-up is a courtesy to avoid embarrassment and / or a show for coaches, like being served in the middle of a match or a function.
It will be the first time that two leading senior coaches have to testify in federal court in the case that has already resulted in guilty pleas by assistant coaches participating in prestigious programs.
The next test will start on April 22nd. He will continue his research on university recruitment, but will be the first in which senior coaches will be asked to describe in detail their involvement in the process.
The two coaches were intercepted on wiretaps while they were communicating with race agent Christian Dawkins, who was convicted of several crimes in the first round of the October bribery case. .
Miller is particularly on the hot seat, as one of his assistants, Emmanuel "Book" Richardson, has already pleaded guilty to bribery charges. The former Arizona assistant and current Santa Barbara UC coach, Joe Pasternack, has been linked to the scandal. Former Wildcats assistant Mark Phelps was fired by the school for his role in an unrelated scandal.
Although Wade does not seem to be involved in the Miller scandal, Wade's name was mentioned during the October trial when he reportedly spoke to Dawkins about rookie Balsa Koprivica.
Miller is the head coach of Arizona for 10 seasons, while Wade is in his second year at the helm of LSU.