Former Kentucky assistant basketball coach Dwane Casey has signed a three-year contract with a Japanese professional team. Casey, involved in the NCAA investigation of the Kentucky program that resulted in a three-year probation that will end next spring, will coach the Sekisui Chemical Co. team, based in Osaka.
Casey was implicated for giving money to the father of basketball recruit Chris Mills. Casey denied the charges but the controversy and NCAA probe led to his resignation from the staff in 1989. The NCAA prohibited him from coaching at a member school for five years.