Knicks C Kyle O'Quinn denied ever receiving a loan from his ASM agent, Andy Miller, after his name came up in the FBI's investigation of NCCA corruption.
Yahoo! Sports published documents on Friday that saw a large list of players -- both in and out of college -- that received compensation during their tenures at school. This is an obvious violation of NCAA rule.
O'Quinn is one of those players, as he was reported to have taken a $1,887.06 loan from Miller while attending Norfolk State. However, he denies those claims.
"I don't know too much about the discovery," he told Newsday's Roger Rubin and Owen O'Brien. "I haven't seen too much about it. I actually got a brief preview of it when I got to practice, just hearing my name a part of it. I don't think I'd needed an $1,800 loan with the last couple years. I am doing OK."
Miller, though, became O'Quinn's agent while negotiating his four-year, $16 million deal with the Knicks in a sign-and-trade deal with the Magic. O'Quinn only has good things to say about his agent.
"What I can say: Andy Miller is a good guy, a good family guy. He was a wonderful agent. He is still a wonderful agent to me and the guys he represents," O'Quinn said. "All I can speak on is his character. He stood in front of my family and looked us in the eye and told us what he was going to deliver and he did."
Head coach Jeff Hornacek was asked about the report as well, where he wasn't surprised to hear this type of corruption happening.
"I don't know if it's surprising," he said. "It seems there's a lot that goes on. I haven't been in the college game in a long time, so I probably don't fully understand it, but I'm sure it happens."
Across boroughs, Nets' Isaiah Whitehead was another name under Miller's list, as he is said to have taken a $26,136 loan. He declined to comment on Friday.