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Report: Former UA assistant coaches Book Richardson and Joe Pasternack worked with Christian Dawkins to secure recruits

Simon Asher
Head Coach Sean Miller reacts to one of 12 Arizona turnovers.

Emails between former ASM agent Christian Dawkins and his boss Andy Miller, ASM Sports agency founder and president, detail conversations regarding the recruitment of players, including former Arizona player Lauri Markkanen and current player Rawle Alkins, first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

Former assistant coaches Book Richardson and Joe Pasternack were named in the report and the emails illustrate the relationship Dawkins said he had with the Arizona program. 

The subject of the emails revolved around the recruitment of Markkanen and Alkins as well as Brian Bowen who committed to Louisville but never played for the team after being implicated in the ongoing FBI investigation.

Conversations from Dawkins can be found in more detail in the Yahoo! Sports story.

Arizona has not commented on this report or the one from ESPN earlier in the night detailing how Arizona head coach Sean Miller was wiretapped discussing a payment with Dawkins of $100,000 to land Deandre Ayton.

The hammer continues to fall on Arizona basketball. 

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