Former Seton Hall assistant coach Dwayne ‘Tiny’ Morton has denied involvement with ASM Sports regarding an alleged $9,500 loan uncovered in the recent Yahoo! Sports leak of the FBI investigation into NCAA basketball.
According to the New York Post, Morton went as far as to say he is ‘offended’ by the allegations but didn’t deny a past relationship with Isaiah Whitehead’s former agent Andy Miller.
“My relationship with Andy Miller began and ended with Sebastian Telfair,” said Morton, who coached the former NBA guard at Lincoln (N.Y.) High School until 2004.
Morton also said he advised Whitehead to sign with Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management instead of Miller and ASM.
While Whitehead has yet to speak out on the news that he was also named in the Yahoo! report, Morton now joins Kevin Willard in talking on the record after the Seton Hall head coach discussed the allegations at length following his team’s overtime win against St. John’s on Saturday.
Willard was particularly upbeat behind the scenes before and after the matinee at Madison Square Garden and revealed that Seton Hall has hired an outside law firm to investigate the program’s recent history.
A past investigation by the NCAA that turned up empty when Whitehead was attending the University was also alluded to by Willard but not expanded upon.
It is thought that any potential NCAA sanctions that go beyond vacated wins would stem from proven involvement on Morton’s behalf, particularly if he was on Seton Hall’s staff at the time.