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Jim O'Brien (officially erased and paid cheat)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by 3yardsandacloud, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    ESPN Radio & TV News is reporting the OSU Basketball Coach Jim O'Brien has been dismissed from The Ohio State University.

    Paraphrase: "Jim was involved in some type of NCAA violation regarding an improper benefit provided to a recruit who family was in dire straights. The recruit did NOT sign with OSU"

    This is as yet unconfirmed at OSU.


    Nixon, has a thread started (Nixon's Thread) in the Basketball foum on this topic. He noted that WTVN announced (approximately 2 pm) that there was a "Major Shakeup" coming for the basketball program and a news conference to be held at 3pm today. I just heard on ESPN the above news and 1460, then broke into the ESPN programming to reiterate the news.

    Great job on the "scoop" Nixon .. I know we all (especially Nixon) wish it was better news than this.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2004
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

  3. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Mili is FAST!
     
  4. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    Our man Geiger needs to get him a big ole slump buster and go to work.
     
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch

    NBA NOTEBOOK
    Ex-Buckeye O’Brien turns down offer from Celtics
    Monday, May 22, 2006
    FROM WIRE REPORTS

    Citing personal reasons and poor timing, former Ohio State coach Jim O’Brien yesterday declined the Boston Celtics’ offer of an assistant coaching position.
    O’Brien said his decision "had nothing to do with the Celtics," praising the organization, executives Danny Ainge and Leo Papile, and coach Doc Rivers for their professionalism.
    "They were great to me," said O’Brien, who was men’s basketball coach at Boston College for 11 seasons (1986-97) before coaching at Ohio State (1997-2004). "I’m flattered they had the interest that they had.
    "It really is about me and a personal thing with me. The timing is not great for me to make the commitment that I would have to make to do that job properly. It’s almost as simple as that.
    "I live in Boston. I like the Celtics. I hope they do very, very well. I’m always pulling for them. [The decision] has all to do with where I’m at now."
     
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    and where is that? unemployed?
     
  7. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    It must be rather difficult for O'Brien to show his face in a public situation right now. He and the public will need time to get past what he did at Ohio State.
     
  8. AirForceBuck

    AirForceBuck No mercy

    Obrien turns down Celtics offer

    I thought this was very suprising, IMO.

    http://www.columbusdispatch.com/bball/bball.php?story=dispatch/2006/05/22/20060522-E3-02.html


    Citing personal reasons and poor timing, former Ohio State coach Jim O’Brien yesterday declined the Boston Celtics’ offer of an assistant coaching position.

    O’Brien said his decision "had nothing to do with the Celtics," praising the organization, executives Danny Ainge and Leo Papile, and coach Doc Rivers for their professionalism.

    "They were great to me," said O’Brien, who was men’s basketball coach at Boston College for 11 seasons (1986-97) before coaching at Ohio State (1997-2004). "I’m flattered they had the interest that they had.

    "It really is about me and a personal thing with me. The timing is not great for me to make the commitment that I would have to make to do that job properly. It’s almost as simple as that.
    "I live in Boston. I like the Celtics. I hope they do very, very well. I’m always pulling for them. [The decision] has all to do with where I’m at now."
     
  9. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    When Will This Thing Be Done?

    Per the Dispatch - The hearing to determine if Ohio State owes O'Brien money has been moved further down the line to August 28th (originally slated for the 5th of June).

     
  10. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    Based on the fact that whatever is decided, his attorney will appeal...probably sometime in '07 or '08
     
  11. Catfish Biff's

    Catfish Biff's Wimpy loves to eat hamburgers

    If the damages order is very favorable to O'Brien, then Ohio State's attorneys will appeal. That's what the quote meant. O'Brien's attorneys certainly wouldn't appeal an order for damages in the amount of $3.6 mill.
     
  12. smith403

    smith403 The Man Who Started A Dynasty

    Brian Murphy, one of O’Brien’s attorneys, said yesterday that no settlement talks have been conducted with Ohio State. No matter what the judge decides, he said, the case will be appealed.


    Just going by what the attorney said...ok
     
  13. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    http://www.nbc4i.com/news/9613876/detail.html
     
  14. OH10

    OH10 *

    Sounds like a poor decision to me.

    It's Appeal time.
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    This one is far from over.....:wink2:
     

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