Sep 25, 2012, 3:58 PM EDT
Former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine is “no longer affiliated” with Israeli Maccabi Haifa, the team that hired him as a consultant in April, according to EuroBasket.com.
“Bernie Fine’s role was a consultant for the preseason,” Haifa told the website. “He is not currently with the club, but we are discussing future roles with the team down the road.”
Fine was an assistant at Syracuse for 36 years before being fired in November amid allegations of sexual molestation, but was never charged.
The claims of misconduct fall outside of the statute of limitations, meaning that Fine cannot be prosecuted for allegations made by 41-year-old Bobby Davis and his step brother, Michael Lang.
In recent months, attorney Gloria Allred, representing Davis and Lang, brought the issue back to the forefront by alleging that Syracuse may have been in violation of the Clery Act, which “requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to disclose information about crime on campus.”
That news surfaced in July.
For Fine, primary job with Maccabi Haifa was to evaluate talent and help in the team’s search for a coach, which ultimately led to the hiring of former Radford head coach Brad Greenberg. Fine was based in the United States during his time with the team.
- #FredHoibergWatch officially commences today, as Bulls fire Thibodeau 3
- There’s only one way the NCAA gets UNC investigation wrong: a 2016 postseason ban 37
- Academic issues expected to sideline St. John’s point guard for fall semester, maybe longer 7
- North Carolina announces receipt of Notice of Allegations from NCAA 3
- LSU’s ’25 is coming’ campaign doesn’t try to hide that they’re monetizing Ben Simmons 2
- Looking Forward: Catching up on the American’s offseason 1
- Five-star center Caleb Swanigan has committed to Purdue 8
- There’s only one way the NCAA gets UNC investigation wrong: a 2016 postseason ban (37)
- Four men’s teams banned from 2016 postseason due to APR scores (10)
- Academic issues expected to sideline St. John’s point guard for fall semester, maybe longer (7)
- Report: Class of 2016 four-star wing considering college among playing options for next season (5)
- Frank Kaminsky writes a farewell letter to Wisconsin fans (5)