Friday , Apr , 03 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Rip Hamilton Taking Legal Action against Ex-Agent

Richard Hamilton says he is pursuing legal action against the former Connecticut men’s basketball team manager who is embroiled in an alleged recruiting scandal at the university.

Hamilton, a star swingman at UConn in the 1990s, did not offer specifics of charges in his interview this week with the Hartford Courant. The veteran Detroit Piston contends that Josh Nochimson stole as much as $1 million from him beginning in 2003 or 2004 and ending in 2008 through unauthorized use of an American Express card.

"There’s a whole lot of legal action going on," Hamilton told the Associated Press on Wednesday in Cleveland. "There’s a big investigation. We’re in the process of legal action."

Hamilton did not elaborate on what kind of legal action he is taking against Nochimson. The Associated Press could find not find a record of a lawsuit or criminal charges being filed.