TUCSON, Ariz. — Former University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson was sentenced by a federal judge Thursday following a multi-year college basketball corruption investigation.
Richardson received three months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, according to CBS Sports reporter Matt Norlander.
Richardson charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. Surrender date is in six weeks, on July 18.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) June 6, 2019
Richardson, who must surrender to authorities July 18, was one of four NCAA men's basketball assistant coaches arrested and charged with fraud and corruption in 2017 following a federal investigation that began in 2015.
Since the investigation began, Arizona basketball's name has been brought up several times, with claims that Richardson, aspiring agent Christian Dawkins and head coach Sean Miller were involved in discussing paying potential recruits, including Deandre Ayton.
In the 2017-2018 season, Miller claimed he never had a conversation related to paying Ayton.