Frank Haith Suspended Five Games For Miami Scandal

Date 2013/10/22 9:50:49 | Topic: Sports

(SportsNetwork.com) Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith was issued a five-game suspension from the NCAA as part of sanctions for the booster-related scandal at the University of Miami-Florida.

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Haith was the head coach at Miami for seven seasons before taking over at Missouri in April 2011.

The NCAA said Haith, while at Miami, failed to meet his responsibilities as a head coach when he did not monitor the activities of his assistant coaches, and attempted to cover up the booster's threats to disclose incriminating information.

According to the NCAA, booster Nevin Shapiro entertained student-athletes and prospects at his home, on his yacht and in restaurants and clubs for a period of about a decade. Approximately 30 student-athletes were involved.

Haith has guided Missouri to a record of 53-16 with a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in his first two seasons.

Missouri's first five games of the 2013-2014 season, now without Coach Haith on the sidelines, will be home games against SE Louisiana and Southern Illinois, a game against Hawaii at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, and late November home games against Gardner-Webb and IUPUI.



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