Former University of Hawaii men’s basketball coach Gib Arnold has been hired as a scout by the Boston Celtics, he told friends Tuesday.
In communications to acquaintances, Arnold said he started Tuesday as West Coast scout for the Celtics.
A spokesman for the Celtics declined immediate comment.
Arnold was dismissed without cause Oct. 28, 2014 by UH in the wake of an NCAA investigation into the Rainbow Warriors’ basketball program.
The NCAA investigation eventually resulted in seven allegations against the school in January 2015. The NCAA Committee on Infractions is scheduled to rule on the case next month. Arnold spent four seasons at UH where he went 72-55.
UH later announced it was vacating 36 victories from the 2012-’13 and 2013-’14 seasons due to ineligible players. Arnold currently has a grievance pending against the schools for $1.4 million he claims he is owned under terms of his 2011 contract.
Meanwhile, the school subsequently filed a suit against Arnold claiming it is owned money for a travel advance he received.