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The story that surprises no one

David and Dana Plump are reportedly at the center of a Kansas ticket scandal and have been a conduit for Final Four ticket scalping. It’s no wonder the NCAA doesn’t want its coaches anywhere near the family’s foundation.

From Yahoo! Sports:

Due to the Pumps’ financing of elite summer prep basketball teams, the NCAA has designated the brothers as “Individual(s) associated with a prospect,” and made financial relationships impermissible between the Pumps’ foundation and Division I schools and their coaching staffs.

In the email, executives from the National Association of Basketball Coaches made their membership aware of the policy this week, passing along an advisory from the NCAA’s basketball focus group. The advisory mentioned the Harold Pump Foundation specifically, and NABC executives urged coaches to “Please review this advisory CAREFULLY and THOROUGHLY.”

The all caps section is a nice touch. In case the previous two sentences weren’t enough to dissuade a coach, the SCREAMING ALL CAPS WILL! And if they don’t, well, at least the NCAA tried.

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