An NBA assistant coach has reportedly been arrested for his alleged involvement in a fraud case.
Keyon Dooling, an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, was reportedly arrested earlier this week. He's been placed on paid administrative leave by the Jazz.
Dooling was allegedly involved in the group of former NBA players who made millions of dollars by defrauding the NBA's health and welfare benefit plan. Dooling allegedly garnered $350,000 illegally from the scheme.
The Utah Jazz assistant was previously the National Basketball Players Association vice president.
“Keyon made us aware of the situation this morning," the Jazz said in a statement. "It is a case concerning his time at the National Basketball Players Association, prior to him joining our organization. He has been put on paid administrative leave. Due to the ongoing legal process, we will refrain from further comment.”
The alleged scheme Dooling was involved in included 18 former NBA players. The scheme reportedly involved submitting fraudulent medical claims for reimbursement. The fraudulent claims allegedly totaled $5 million.
It'll be interesting to see what comes from this. An investigation is ongoing.
The Jazz, meanwhile, will try and keep their season alive tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. Utah trails 3-2 in the series.