View Full Version : Josh Pastner Sailing in Troubled Waters

01-12-2018, 07:27 PM
From Gary Parrish:


Ron Bell, an Arizona resident and longtime friend of Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, has told CBS Sports he's the person who provided benefits in violation of NCAA rules to Georgia Tech basketball players Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson.

Georgia Tech announced last Thursday that it self-reported the violations to the NCAA and suspended both players indefinitely, but it did not, at the time, identify Bell. It instead only acknowledged that the same person was responsible for all violations, and that he was neither a booster nor a Georgia Tech employee.

According to the school, Jackson accepted benefits totaling less than $525 while Okogie accepted benefits totaling less than $750. Bell turned over documents to CBS Sports that show he spent $233.40 on a plane ticket for Okogie, sent him three pairs of shoes totaling around $444 and ordered him two shirts totaling $56. Bell also provided CBS Sports with documents that show he spent $233.40 on a plane ticket for Jackson, sent him two pairs of shoes totaling around $271 and ordered him Knicks apparel worth $80. Those documents add up to around the estimates Georgia Tech self-reported, and any incongruities could be chalked up to estimation differences, which are allowable by NCAA rules.

02-10-2018, 06:00 AM
The Pastner litigation is getting even more bizzare:


From CBS: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/georgia-tech-coach-josh-pastner-accused-of-sexual-assault-in-counter-lawsuit/

An Arizona woman, Jennifer Pendley, filed a lawsuit on Thursday afternoon accusing Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner of sexual assault in an alleged incident that took place in February 2016 when he was head coach at Memphis.

The lawsuit comes one month after Pastner filed a defamation suit against Pendley and Ron Bell, both of whom accused Pastner of underplaying NCAA violations and assaulting Pendley. Both Pendley and Bell claim to have provided impermissible benefits to Yellow Jackets players, which CBS Sports' Gary Parrish reported on extensively.

02-23-2018, 01:26 PM
It's amazing to me that Pastner has been allowed to be a head coach as long as he has. I am told that Ga Tech's hiring of him depended on his choice of assistants. One of Pastner's issues is that he is about as intimidating as a fly. Hence, the hiring of Eric Reveno as his assistant. Eric can intimidate with his height alone!