By ADAM ZAGORIA
Representatives of Arizona’s Sean Miller and LSU’s Will Wade have been sent notice that they will be subpoenaed in the federal basketball corruption trial that begins April 22, legal sources confirmed to ZAGSBLOG.
“Their representatives have been contacted and agreed to accept service of process [or] subpoenas,” one legal source said.
The news was first reported earlier Monday by Yahoo Sports.
We never heard directly from a single college coach or player during the Adidas trial in the fall. https://t.co/KxUvNTSJ6P
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) February 25, 2019
Both Arizona and LSU are Nike-sponsored schools, whereas the trial in September focused on Adidas-sponsored schools Kansas, Louisville and N.C. State, among others.
In October, a jury in New York found that former Adidas consultant Merl Code, Adidas executive Jim Gatto and would-be sports agent Christian Dawkins committed wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by paying families of coveted basketball prospects to get them to commit to programs sponsored by the shoe company. The sentencing date is set for March 5. Each federal charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, though the men are likely to serve between two and four years.