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    Sounds like he is the front runner to step in if John Paxson resigns. Does anybody know his story? I don't know much of anything about the guy.

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    He's the Director of Player Personnel

    Jan. 27, 2004 -- The Chicago Bulls today announced that Gar Forman has been elevated to Director of Player Personnel. Forman will assume added duties and will continue to report to Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson.

    In his new position, Forman will be directly responsible for the coordination of the Bulls amateur and professional scouting operations. He will oversee the scouting of college, high school and international prospects.

    Forman will also be charged with implementing a pro player personnel scouting plan, focusing on assisting Paxson in the evaluation of free agents and prospective trade acquisitions.

    "Gar has been an invaluable resource for me as I have made this transition," said Paxson. "His knowledge of the scouting scene and hard work are great assets to the Chicago Bulls organization."

    Forman is currently in his sixth season with the Bulls. He joined the club as a scout in 1998, a position he held until June 2002, when he was promoted to Special Assistant to Executive V.P.-Basketball Operations.

    Prior to joining the Bulls, Forman was an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator on the collegiate level, with stops at Iowa State, New Mexico State and Cal Poly Pomona from 1985-98. He was head coach at College of the Desert (Palm Desert, Calif.) from 1983-85, after being promoted from an assistant coach.
    Here's an interview Chuck Swirsky did last summer with him.

    He joined the party with Tim Floyd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDC View Post
    He's the Director of Player Personnel



    Here's an interview Chuck Swirsky did last summer with him.

    He joined the party with Tim Floyd!
    Oooh, he's tainted. I was reading something about him being involved in some academic shenanigans while an assistant coach. Not exactly overwhelming.

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    Default Re: Who is Gar Forman?

    He was the guy that blew the Gordon and Deng negotiations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullshooter View Post
    Oooh, he's tainted. I was reading something about him being involved in some academic shenanigans while an assistant coach. Not exactly overwhelming.
    Have a link, that'd be interesting to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDC View Post
    Have a link, that'd be interesting to read.
    6th and 7th links when you google 'Gar Forman'

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    http://www.iowastatedaily.com/articl...-archive14.txt
    Iowa State assistant men's basketball coach Gar Forman has been accused of academic fraud while he was an assistant at New Mexico State University.

    A report released Friday by New Mexico State said a seven-month internal review found that Forman and Chris Nordquist, also a former Aggie assistant, were involved in arranging fraudulent academic credit for correspondence courses for several perspective junior college transfer players.

    The report alleges that Forman and Nordquist supplied answers to homework, open book exams and final examinations, completed homework and signed false signatures of proctors and perspective student-athletes on final examination request forms.

    If an NCAA probe, expected to begin this month, finds Forman guilty of academic fraud, ISU could be hurt. Sanctions would not be directly imposed on the university, but Forman's recruiting activities could be limited by the NCAA, for example.

    Nordquist has acknowledged his involvement in the scheme and resigned. Forman, however, denies participation.

    "This is New Mexico State doing a pretty good imitation of an ostrich," said Jim Darnell, Forman's lawyer. "Everything they found, they found because Gar Forman provided the information. We have had nothing to hide."

    Darnell said Forman has been included in the investigation because Nordquist claims his actions were ordered by Forman.

    "That just isn't true," Darnell said. "This whole thing is a bunch of baloney." Forman served as New Mexico State's recruiting coordinator from 1988-94, before becoming an assistant to ISU head coach Tim Floyd last year. Nordquist reported to Forman.

    The internal review, conducted concurrently with a preliminary NCAA inquiry, focused primarily on credits awarded by Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Fla., during the summers of 1992 and 1993. The transfer students in question all needed the credits to meet eligibility requirements, the report said.

    One of the players, Paul Jarrett, said last spring that Forman helped him set up course work at Southeastern College. Jarrett told The Albuquerque Journal: "Gar set it up so they were cheaper. I paid for them. It would have been a violation if they had paid."

    But NCAA officials have said schools can "only help identify" courses that may help perspective players meet eligibility requirements.

    New Mexico State President J. Michael Orenduff imposed the following sanctions on the men's basketball program:

    *Probation for two years.

    *Head Coach Neil McCarthy will receive a written letter of reprimand for failing to exercise sufficient oversight over the program.

    *During the period of probation, off-campus recruiting will be allowed by only one coach in 1995-96 and by only two coaches in 1996-97.

    *The number of official visits for prospective recruits will be reduced by two during the 1995-96 year and by one in the 1996-97 year.

    *NMSU will accept no revenue from televised games scheduled for the 1995-96 year.

    *NMSU will not participate in postseason play for the 1995-96 season.

    "These sanctions were chosen primarily because they address the two key underlying issues: program control and recruiting," Orenduff said.

    "Since no current members of the men's basketball team were involved in the violations investigated, and since the two coaches involved are no longer at NMSU, my goals are to establish stricter controls, to send a clear message that we have zero tolerance for violations. . .," Orenduff added.

    Southeastern College was the focus of an investigation into Baylor University's men's basketball program last spring. That investigation reportedly cast a suspicious light on up to 50 Division I schools that used the Florida college to help players gain correspondence credit.

    Former Baylor Head Coach Darrel Johnson and three of his assistants were indicted by a Texas grand jury for federal wire and mail fraud as a result of the investigation.

    "I recognize that further actions may be taken by local law enforcement officials, state officials, federal officials and/or the NCAA," Orenduff said. "We have cooperated fully with each of these entities, including sending them a copy of the preliminary report and this response to it."

    Paul Tanaka, director of legal services for ISU, said Sunday that university officials haven't yet seen a copy of the New Mexico State review. Tanaka said ISU will also want to examine closely the pending NCAA report.

    "We will review those findings with interest," he said. Tanaka added that the university is aware of the situation, but cannot comment further until all the facts are in.

    --The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...19/ai_17187423
    You need wading boots to explore the transfer-credits scandal at New Mexico State. Allegations are flying back and forth, which, come to think of it, is apparently what happened with certain NCAA rules.

    You knew something like this might happen at a program long known as a transfer's best friend. According to the allegations, Aggies players didn't always do their own work on correspondence-course exams from Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God, which is located in Lakeland, Fla. (the college, not God).
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    Gar Forman, a former Aggies assistant who moved to Iowa State eight months ago, is being blamed. But Forman's attorney says his client didn't have a clue that exam-cheating took place. "Lord, no," attorney Jim Darnell told The Associated Press. Considering we're talking about the Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God, the response seems fitting enough.

    Darnell is a big fan of the conspiracy theory. He says if Forman had stayed at New Mexico State, school officials would have kept his name out of the scandal.

    Former part-time assistant coach Chris Nordquist, who resigned when the NCAA investigation began, took the correspondence exams, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported. The question is: Who knew about the alleged cheating -- Forman and Nordquist? Or just Nordquist?

    As the finger-pointing continues, New Mexico State braces itself for NCAA sanctions. The school has launched an in-house investigation and is expected to make its findings available within weeks, which is about the same time the NCAA is supposed to complete its inquiry.

    In a meeting with the editors of the Albuquerque Journal, J. Michael Orenduff, who has been president of the school for a month, issued a blunt assessment of a student-athlete's role: "The reason they're in college is to play ball. It's up to them as individuals whether they do the work necessary to graduate." When questioned about New Mexico State's graduation rates for its players, Orenduff said, "I guess I don't care, basically."

    He added: "What I care about is, point one, that the students in the athletic program meet the mininum requirements (for admission). Point two is that they meet the requirements to stay eligible. If they don't, they flunk out."

    Orenduff had better learn to care about those rates. Last spring, not a single Aggies men's basketball player earned a degree.
    See, that wasn't too terribly difficult, was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDC View Post
    No, but it seems to be a lot of he said, he said, so I figured 'shenanigans' summed it up nicely.

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    Default Re: Who is Gar Forman?

    Ties in nicely with Woj blasting Gar today

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    I think its a robot Jerry bought for Pax.

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