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19:30  03 may  2019
19:30  03 may  2019 Source:   ap.org

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The Clemson Tigers men ' s basketball team is a college basketball program that represents Clemson University and competes in the NCAA Division I. Clemson is a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Clemson fires men's basketball assistant implicated in trial© Rich von Biberstein ATLANTA, GA FEBRUARY 06: Clemson assistant coach Steve Smith (right) speaks with Shelton Mitchell (left) on the bench during the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on February 6th, 2019 at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Clemson has fired men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith. His voice is heard on a federal wiretap at the ongoing trial into college corruption.

University officials said Friday that the school would not renew Smith's contract that expired last month. Tigers coach Brad Brownell says he supports the school's decision.

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The 2017–18 NCAA Division I men ' s basketball corruption scandal is an ongoing corruption scandal, initially involving sportswear manufacturer Adidas as well as several college basketball programs

Clemson was set to approve new contracts for assistant men ’ s basketball coaches, but that was put on hold after Zion Williamson and the Tigers’ men ’ s basketball team were mentioned in the FBI trial related to college basketball corruption in New York.

A federal wiretap was played in court of a conversation between Smith, defendant Christian Dawkins and an undercover FBI agent. Smith is heard commenting on why Clemson's national championship football team is so successful. He said ''if you use resources at Clemson, you can really keep everything tight.''

Testimony from financial adviser Marty Blazer indicated he believed that meant boosters would give players improper benefits.

Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich has said a review found no reason to believe the football program had done anything wrong.

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An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach have been convicted of bribery conspiracy at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict Wednesday capped a two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and youth basketball coach Merl Code in a case that forced the NCAA to confront corruption affecting basketball players at elite universities. The pair were convicted on a single conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges. Dawkins testified during the trial that he didn't bribe anyone.

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