Alabama basketball staffer resigns following internal investigation

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne announced Wednesday night that Alabama basketball staffer Kobie Baker has resigned following an internal investigation.

Baker’s official title was associate athletic director for men’s basketball. He oversaw all areas of men’s basketball administration.

“Following yesterday’s reports from New York regarding a Federal investigation of intercollegiate athletics, The University of Alabama Department of Athletics immediately initiated an internal review of our men’s basketball operations,” Byrne wrote in a statement. “As a result, we have accepted the resignation effective today of Kobie Baker, a men’s basketball administrator.

“Our review has not identified any NCAA or SEC rules violations nor the involvement of any other coach or staff member. We have notified both of the governing bodies of the actions we have taken. As always, we will continue to be proactive in our compliance efforts.”

Alabama coach Avery Johnson did not release a statement. Baker’s bio has been removed from Alabama’s website.

The announcement comes one day after four assistant basketball coaches, including Auburn’s Chuck Person, were arrested by the FBI amid allegations of corruption and bribery.

Baker previously worked as the Assistant Director of Enforcement for Basketball Development for the NCAA while also serving as an Associate Director of Amateurism Certification.

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