Last Thursday, April 30th, was the deadline for the University of Hawaii and former UH head basketball coach Gib Arnold to respond to severe NCAA allegations levied against the men's basketball program.
However, sources tell Hawaii News Now that Arnold's camp asked for an extension because of a dispute with UH over attorney fees. We're told the university is backing out of an agreement to pay his legal costs, which stand at $14,000 and counting. As a result, sources say the NCAA has granted two more weeks for a response to come down.
This all stems from the charges that came down in January accusing Arnold's staff of seven violations, four of which are the most severe. We've learned that University of Hawaii administrators have met with new men's basketball coach Eran Ganot and are considering self-imposing sanctions ahead of their meeting with NCAA officials. Some of the sanctions could include a reduction of scholarships, practice and recruiting time and bans from post-season play.
UH officials wouldn't comment on the specifics, but say that a statement will be issued once hearing deadlines are confirmed with the NCAA.
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