Keith Glass Rumors
Former NBA coach Scott Skiles has not been contacted by the Timberwolves on their coaching vacancy, according to his agent Keith Glass. “I’ve had zero conversations with the Timberwolves,” Glass said.
Douby, who Glass would later assert was coerced to change agents by Miller and his high school coach, Jack Ringel, had spoken with Glass not long before firing him. And even if he didn’t know it yet, Glass’ three-year process of firing back had officially begun. “I was on the phone with Quincy, and he had not said anything, (but) I knew we had a problem (in their relationship),” Glass, who has been an agent for nearly 30 years, told FanHouse in what were his first extensive public comments about the case. “And I could tell that he was talking to somebody or somebody was talking to him as he was talking to me. I’ve known Quincy for years, and we’d gone through a lot. I could tell this conversation was not right. You didn’t have to be a genius. He said to me, ‘Mr. Glass, or Keith,’ I’ll call you back in five minutes, because he was being coached (by the person in the room). I never spoke to Quincy again in my life.
And while the 40-page ruling that was obtained by FanHouse focuses mostly on how Miller orchestrated Douby’s termination of Glass for his own benefit, a footnote on page 5 sheds light on the issue of side deals that so many agents say must be solved. According to the report, which was written by arbitrator George Nicolau, Ringel — who coached Douby at Grady High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a father figure to him — admitted taking $3,000 from agent Ken Glassman on behalf of Douby during his freshman season at Rutgers. Ringel, who claimed the money was spent by Glassman to keep Douby away from other agents, testified that he wasn’t aware that such practices were prohibited under NCAA rules but said, as the report reads, that he “would have accepted the $3,000 even if he had known.” That one example, numerous agents say, is merely the tip of an enormous iceberg that doesn’t appear to be melting.