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Former Georgia Tech Basketball Coach Paul Hewitt 'Disappointed' With NCAA Ruling

Paul Hewitt is no longer part of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' athletics department, having been dismissed (with a $7.2 million buyout) in the spring, after which he took the George Mason Patriots' head-coaching position. Nonetheless, he is disappointed with the NCAA's decision to hit his former program with penalties for recruiting violations, even though they won't affect his work at George Mason.

"It bothers me that my name is tied to a major violation that in May of 2009 wasn't in place," Hewitt told ESPN.com's Andy Katz, who has further details on Georgia Tech's alleged infractions and Hewitt's responses to them. Interestingly, one anonymous source Katz cites says Georgia Tech did not spend much time defending itself against the NCAA's allegations regarding their basketball program, figuring that the football program's penalties would be much more severe.

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