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Wednesday / October 24.
  • Report: Nochimson Paid for Miles Surgery

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    This Nate Miles story just keeps getting better and better.

    Two days after Yahoo! Sports broke the huge story related to UConn’s alleged recruiting violations associated with Miles comes the news that Josh Nochimson paid for Miles to have surgery in Tampa.

    The Tampa Tribune reports that M. Christopher MacLaren of the Tampa Bay Bone and Joint Center said he performed surgery on Miles at the Tampa Bay Surgery Center.

    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.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.