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UA fires basketball coach 'Book' Richardson

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Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Arizona Basketball Assistant Coach (Photo: University of Arizona) Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Arizona Basketball Assistant Coach (Photo: University of Arizona)

The University of Arizona has formally fired Emanuel "Book" Richardson, according to UA officials.

University spokesman Chris Sigurdson confirmed that Richardson was terminated for cause on Jan. 11.

Richardson was suspended in September. He faces corruption and bribery charges in an NCAA scandal that accuses Richardson of paying a Wildcat recruit about $20,000. 

If convicted, Richardson could face up to 60 years in prison.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

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