SacramentoKingsThe NBA has banned former Sacramento Kings assistant director Jack Mai for betting money on league games, including those involving the Kings, reported Yahoo! Sports. The league informed teams in a memo that an investigation revealed Mai bet on NBA games “limited to small amounts of money among acquaintances and there is no evidence that he ever attempted to use his position with the Kings to influence the outcome of any NBA game.” The NBA told teams they can never employ, nor use Mai in a consultant’s capacity. League rules forbid employees from betting on any NBA games, especially those involving their own teams. Mai apparently bet on the Kings’ games for years, “some for, and some against.” Business partners of Mai reportedly tipped the NBA to his betting. After eight years with the organization, the Kings fired Mai early in 2009.

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