Here’s an excerpt: Citing HIPAA laws, MacLaren would not disclose what surgery was performed, but told the Tribune Thursday the average cost of the surgery ranges between $8,000 to $10,000. He said the entire amount was paid by Nochimson. “Miles had no health insurance, I do know that,” MacLaren told the Tribune. “Josh called me and said how much is this going to cost. I said I don’t know the exact cost, I don’t do the billing. I gave him the number for the billing department.” If Nochimson, who had been certified by the NBA Players Association as a players’ agent 19 months earlier, paid for Miles’ surgery, that could have made Miles ineligible to play basketball at any NCAA university, according to NCAA rules.