Former UConn team manager-turned sports agent-turned former sports agent Josh Nochimson is tainting The House That Calhoun Built.
We first brought up his name last November for his alleged rip-off of former client Rip Hamilton.
But if this investigation by Yahoo! Sports is accurate, Nochimson will go down in the UConn Hall of Infamy.
Combine the Rip Hamilton and Nate Miles sagas, and Nochimson (if found guilty) represents the worst of the underbelly of college and professional sports.
Nochimson, obviously, is innocent until proven guilty. But if you’re interested in an in-depth look at how athletes who make millions quickly lose those millions, here is a fabulous report from the March 23rd issue of Sports Illustrated. It’s long, but worth the time for the insight. Here’s a taste:
…at least 78 (NFL) players lost a total of more than $42 million between 1999 and 2002 because they trusted money to financial advisers with questionable backgrounds.
Unfortunately, the trip to the Sweet 16 just turned a tad sour.