NEW YORK -- A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers.
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said actions by Lamont Evans were "perhaps more egregious" than those of two other ex-assistant basketball coaches he sentenced earlier in the week.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Boone had argued that Evans was more culpable than others arrested in the probe because he solicited bribes and gifts, including a set of headphones, and traveled across the country several times for meetings to arrange them.
On Thursday, Emanuel "Book" Richardson, formerly an assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona, was sentenced to three months in prison.
On Wednesday, Tony Bland, former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California, was sentenced to 100 hours of community service but no prison time.