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11 /3/14, 9:53 AM

Hey Yanni, I'm the new basketball writer at

. My name is

, I would love to get in touch with you at some point over

phone or in person to introduce myself!


Congrats!! You will do great there. I'm on a plane heading home. I will

try calling you today. In general. text is always better for

me 24/7.
I respond to everything
Thank you Yanni! That sounds great. Have a safe flight! Looking forward to talking and if today doesn't work I will be at practice
tomorrow! Thank you again :)
11/4/14, 3:15 PM

Hi Yanni! If you're at practice and have time I would love to chat at some point!
Sure No problem I 'II give 1t 2 you tomorrow 1f that's cool

Thank you! Sounds good. I'll check in with you tomorrow.

11/5/14, 1:47 PM

Hey Yanni. Just checking in about the recruiting trips this week.

on Sunday 1s all I want to put out


And you know I can 't comment so you can Just say a source told me or something like that
You know what go ahead and put that I was at Maranatha for
I also saw

on Tuesday that's cool


at Maranatha too

was practice Sunday at Madison prep

Okay thanks so much. Sorry I wanna be really really careful about how to handle this and learn how grant usually does it so I'm going to
send him screen shots of your replies and just chat with him about it. I can also send you a copy of the post before it goes up.

l'iTi11itil Ii'fflGl.lilffiill
Alright..
Just trying to be careful and respectful!

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you can text me and ask me how 1t looks before you put 1t out
Ah I already did sorry thought you didn't want me to. It's on the message boards. Says pretty much verbatim what your text says, it's

just like a sentence saying that a source says the cal staff will likely visit

on Sunday.

fflitffiP
We're not gomg anywhere this week coming up

11.a. Yanni at Madison Prep to watch

practice. 11/4 Yanni at Maranatha to watch

and

practice. Sorry I should have been more clear.


Ohhhh thank you for clarifying that.

Ill
11n/14, 4:38 PM

Hey Yanni, I know

was just offered. Do you have his number so I can try to reach out? Or his coach?

call

s dad and ask to speak with

Thanks so much.

mrmt@i1i11+
11/12/14,9:24AM

Hey Yanni. Expecting anything of interest for signing day today?

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Gil

Okay. Nice to briefly meet you yesterday.

11/13/14, 4:17 PM

Hey Yanni. Wondering if there are any JUGO guys on the horizon for Cal
11/13/14, 5:48 PM

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Hey Yanni. Wondering if there are any JUGO guys on the horizon for Cal
11/13/14, 5:48 PM

,mre2ee
Thanks!
11/21/14, 12:27 PM

Congratulations on last night. So, so impressive. Just fantastic basketball. Can't tell you enoug h how impressed I am. Want to check in

and see if you visited with any recruits while you were back there or if you have plans to.

11/21/14, 2:49 PM

11/25/14, 10:27 AM

Hey Yanni, is there a time this week for us to grab coffee like we discussed a couple weeks back?

next week should be good maybe tuesday?? 1ust text me sunday and we can make a plan

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11/25/14, 4:18 PM

Okay that sounds great!


11/25/14, 6:45 PM

good having u at practice today,


11/25/14, 7:58 PM

Great being there! They look really good :)

12/2/14, 10:20 AM

Hey Yanni! Is there a time this week to have coffee? Also, do you have contact info for

? Just saw him play the other night

vs O'Dowd.
Dad
Cell #
that's

's Dad ... you can call him and he w ill give you quotes and/or put u on the phone with

Perfect... Thank you! Coffee? Or next week better, know I'm getting to you late
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Hey Yanni! Is there a time this week to have coffee? Also, do you have contact info for
vs O'Dowd.

? Just saw him play the other night

Dad
Cell#
that's

's Dad ... you can call him and he will give you quotes and/or put u on the phone with

Perfect... Thank you! Coffee? Or next week better, know I'm getting to you late
Let's talk about maybe fuillm:!1!y....!I!QUlfilg

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After I know what time we practice I'll txt u

Okay that sounds good :)

12/5/14, 11 :54 AM

Coffee tomorrow or in near future?


Oh sorry you were gonna text me. My fault.

ilm'.'JldiiMmtill111
Ohhh I see ~ top secret spy mission I'm assuming?
Naw
Well that's sort of a spy mission. Watching them play/ practice or in home visits?
12/5/14, 1:58 PM

(last night) and

and

tonigb!

No contact allowed on game days


Got cha. Have fun there :)

ID.
12/8/14, 2:36 PM

How's this week lookina? Your annovina coffee text of the week ha
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12/8/14, 2:36 PM

How's this week looking? Your annoying coffee text of the week ha
12/8/14, 4:56 PM
We can do SaturdaY. morning

It's too good to be true

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M!IICiMtAli1tm'GiiiM

JYJYJYJY
Sounds good I'm excited :) thanks Yanni see you then

remind me on fr1day...mg.b!

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Alright I will. I'm in too
Wouldn't miss it for the world
12/15/14, 10:00 AM

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OMG no! Did you go and I wasn't there?
I am the worst please let me make it up to you I feel terrible

Qi Qi Qi

I really do want to meet you and have coffee too! Like this is something I actually have been looking forward to
I'm iust foolln 'I You're goodl

Okay I hope so!! When is the next time that works for you? Is there an afternoon time possibly or like a time that's not at the crack of
dawn?

You sleep

m?? 1

Shhhhhh! Never
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Okay I hope so!! When is the next time t hat works for you? Is t here an afternoon time possibly or like a t ime that 's not at the c rack of
d awn?

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You sleep m ?? I
Shhhhhh! Never

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12/17/14, 1:02 PM

Is my favorite assistant coach in haas?

Close enough. Hanging with

I was gonna come say hi to you if you were here b ut you' re very difficult t o t rack d own

eee

I guess I am I'll see you on Fnd ay_O!gb1

12/17/14, 2:34 PM

I clearly have to step up my st alking game. Have fun in Vegas doing whatever it is you're mysteriously doing

..

Are you stalking me or who I'm recru1t1ng?1


I don't discriminate

12/19/14, 10:14 PM

Good job.
12/20/14, 1 :21 AM

I hope you're at Kip 's or somewhere equally cool celebrating right now
I've got the W1scons1n scout so no @>@>@>

Have you ever been t o kips

Ill
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Have you ever been to kips

Ill

It might be the seventh circle of hell

Pappy's is like the fifth


Have you been there?

Okay because otherwise we were gonna have to do an emergency dive bar tour of Berkeley
12/21/14, 7:31 PM

Hey Yanni do you have

contact info?
We don't give his number out

If, If,

His s1tuat1on 1s a little d ifferent

L1'J.lililllieilMWW
Oh I see how is it different? Can't wait for tomorrow .:.:,.

-mNIW:'tlM
12/23/14, 6:57 PM

WWk@miili
Hey Yanni. Not much. My sister and I just ate at Barney's and it was gross. How are you

liM.l.llilllili
No in Berkeley on cedar. Have you been? Don't go it's so g ross and you regret it immediately

-~FaftllfWJJ,ie
I'm happy to hear that. What are you up to? Just texting me because I'm so delightful?

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-~F:RllfWJJ,ie
I'm happy to hear that. What are you up to? Just texting me because I'm so delightful?
Naw I saw ur tweet on Stanford and it reminded me to text u and make sure u know I wasn't tryna be short when u asked me about
I didn't mean to be rude or nothing but he's a kid I'm not the point person on
So it's harder for me to relay info

Pretty much every other kid lol 1s good


Stoppp haha I didn't think you were rude. But thanks for texting me anyway. I'll just pretend it's because I'm so delightful. And good to
know, I'll just bother you incessantly about everyone else then!
WWWliDf_.j:Jilll

And sorry I didn't mean to get ur hopes up sorry

My night is ruined

e111iieiiiiiiiilW
Will I ever get another coffee chance
I know I'm the worst
12/25/14, 3:45 PM

Merry Chnstmas111; 1

If'

Thanks Yanni! You too :)

El
12/28/14, 1 :44 PM

Is

visiting today? We heard he cancelled ..


12/28/14, 2:54 PM

~liJd.~

That's where he 's visiting instead of cal??


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Thanks Yanni! You too :)

12/28/14, 1 :44 PM

Is

visiting today? We heard he cancelled ...


12/28/14, 2:54 PM

~rm-~
That's where he's visiting instead of cal?? Iii}
Okay we are up to several lattes a t this point I think

What
Think about what I Just wrote
I said Washingt on State
Do you think

is "visiting Washington State" or "visiting when we p lay Washington State."

Probably that he's decided to attend Washington State

I'm joking. My IQ is a little higher than you think


he is v1s1t1ng when we play Washington state here at home next sundaY.

But I was confused at the initial te xt

You 're so mysterious

But thank you

E
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1 /1 /15, 3:21 PM

Happy new year Yanni!


1/1/15, 10:51 PM

Thanks,

"

1 /3/15, 1 0:50 AM

Congratulations on last night I've apparently been pronouncing your name wrong I need some clarification
But actually first: I met two kids last night named
and
committed to LSU ... So that's good for you guys and

... Do you know their last names? And also


rightttttt

..

yes

2017 manteca high

we're not recruiting that's

compet1t1on for

' cousin

wasn't lsu, never was it's us n st John's


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was here too last night
does not have an offer Just on our list good kid has a chance
Hahaha I asked

if he was a cal recruit a nd he was like "yea" and said cal is at the top of his list. That 's so cute, poor

s is super t all for a PG


yeah long way to go tho
Well he has time.
I'm good on your last name

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is super tall for a PG


yeah long way to go tho

....

Well he has time.


I'm good on your last na me

But that was not helpful at allllllll on your first name

Rhyme with " Ron"

That's what I thought!!!!!


Last night
I was talking to people who told me that it 's pronounced like rhymes with "Annie"

Wlei@41l!l-lGIEAII
Hahhaha that is too funny
I knew I was right about this
I feel so vindicated

Okay have fun o


1/5/15, 10:20AM

Good morning! Do you have

number?

I'm sorry about last night :(

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Good morning! Do you have

number?

I'm sorry about last night :(

W1

#ft

Thank you. I had that too but it doesn't work when I call. It says the account doesnt exist or something. Is he better on text?

WvmeiIH#l~iUW
you can try him on text tho

iTa'iF:lt:IRlliwelcome to the world of trying to pull a kid out of baton rouge


Is he resisting extraction?

there's a zero chance he goes to LSU


Zero is a pretty certain number...

1/5/15, 10:13 PM

Did

not go to the game? People are saying he wasn't there

Canceled v1s1t at last minute

Did he reschedule?

,m,,,eHe needs to get over here.

llliMiilll!i!i!
1/6/ 15, 1:15 PM

Nice hat

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mliliilti'.i.r.llltii
1/6/15, 1:15 PM

Nice hat

1ll/15, 2:53 PM

Good luck tonigb!


Be sure to wear your hat

Liar

...
I ain't never lied to u yet

Why is there a "yet " attached t o that statement


1/7/15, 10:47 PM

ID
I should have worn the hat tho
1/8/15, 9:53 AM

Next game? And yeah I KNOW you lied l'-!


Yanni did you know that

won back to back state championships in chess

When he was 4 and 5 years old


Not even kidding

l'ilt'ilillf11MWirni1/9/15, 4:59 PM

How's LA?

Great" Lot of girls Lot of girls


1/10/15, 10:33 AM

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How's LA?
Great11 Lot of girls Lot of girls
1/10/15, 10:33 AM

Aw, I remember my first beer!


1/10/15, 12:01 PM

1/13/15, 9:20 AM

Did you see

when you were in LA or did the abundance of X chromosomes there preclude your ability to recruit?
We saw

He's been doing okay

in

a tournament play twice

f
he's really, really good

Yea he's awesome. Did you chat w ith him?

not allowed after games


Gotcha. Think he's into Cal?
we'll know 1n the next few months
1/13/15, 10:11 PM

says cal has an official visitor in town tonigh1 and tomorrow...


Qui?
We can't let

w in Yanni

We both know w ho your favorite reporter is

a\!UElflir.tmllliota
You never asked to come over, nothing like that
Yanni someone beat you to t elling me . You missed o ut

To come over? Where?


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1/13/15, 10:11 PM

says cal has an official visitor in town tonigb1 and tomorrow ...
Qui?
We can't let

w in Yanni

We both know w ho your favorite reporter is

aYJlmt'iliMlliui
You never asked to come over, nothing like that

Yanni someone beat you to t elling me. You missed out


To come over? Where?
I have never been invited!
Let me get t hru this Stanford game n then I'll 1nv1te u over n u can get all t he info u want
I mostly want info about how m any girls were in LA like would you say it was "a lot "?

I was for real on the run recruiting I thought l would have more time
But we have soooo much ground to cover
Wedo?

.liill'a'091,t,1ii'ri'mfflRecru1t1ng 1n La I was literally non- stop for 6 days


I thought we were talking about girls in LA, I told you that's w hat I'm interested in

Okay sorry sarcasm may not be t ranslating, yes, down to cover lot s of cal related ground
Naw I don' t share ltke that
Is that Los Angeles or Louisiana

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Yanni, meet sarcasm. Sarcasm, meet Yanni. It's been like 32 years but it's never too late to get aquatinted

Or 34? How old are you


You're not that old
Fuck u mak1n me that old

t!t

How old are you? Tell me

I know you're over 30 so I mean that's ancient

Do ya own homework on tht

I'm the youngest assistant ,n the p1 2 tho


I already did it
Early. So I forgot. You're like 32
Yea I know that too
When's your birthday
And btw I don't know how much you follow cal football but I don't think you're the only person in the cal athletics department in the
past couple years who's said they' re never fucking with Louisiana again

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eMFffilllil,1121
Also, like, St John's is lame

''fl

Wait
Really

Maybe I'm super naive for asking this question so bear with me

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And btw I don't know how much you follow cal football but I don't think you're the only person in the cal athletics department in the
past couple years who's said they're never fucking with Louisiana again

..

eMrru\liI,1121
Also, like, St John's is lame

Wait
Really

Maybe I'm super naive for asking this question so bear with me
But
Does that really happen

Mi1Miiiilliiiii1111
Still
Okay. Understand
FTR you like me better than

right

W'l!

ll

Even though you're 32 and I accidentally mis typed 34


That's fine as long as you like me more
You got boobs and he doesn 't tho so u win that fight
Cool! I was gonna have to downgrade you to second favorite coach otherwise

Which would have been a shame


Because you've been a strong number one

And I like all of them a lot


Lo i good t o kno

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Okay. Understand
FTR you like me better than

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W'

Even though you're 32 and I accidentally mis typed 34


That's fine as long as you like me more
You got boobs and he doesn't tho sou win that fight
Cool! I was gonna have to downgrade you to second favorite coach otherwise
Which would have been a shame

Because you've been a strong number one


And I like all of them a lot
Loi good to kno
But you retain your position

Ima have to try to keep 1t that way


You didnt tell me your birthday
Because you could be 33

-+ffl*'AP
Alright 32 it is

U?

,;men
Was that "how old are you?"
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Yanni

The way that you text makes me want to write my next piece as an investigative one on the Cornell rhetoric department

Ill
So you're aware that you call the educational integrity of Cornell into question solely w ith your texting habits

""
I barely survived cornell so u prolly r ent far off base

Hahahha!!!
I would imagine Ithaca is difficult to survive

I couldn't do it

You mean if you could do college over or now professionally

Got cha. Do you like the west coast?? You've been almost exclusively on the east coast except OK st at e

,,.,,

eM,MJ:.111M

Hahahaha shocker
Sarcasm translated there right
Translation: I'm not actually shocked

WWiWJIP
We can be really good here 1t w ill Just take t ime
Oh and I'm 24 to answer the earlier question

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You mean if you could do college over or now professionally

Gotcha. Do you like the west coast?? You've been almost exclusively on the east coast except OK st ate

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Hahahaha shocker
Sarcasm translated there right

Translation: I'm not actually shocked

W'*1i'IW;JIAI
We can be really good here 1t will 1ust take time

Oh and I' m 24 to answer the earlier question

I know. You guys are doing a lot with a little.


Was that a sarcastic

II Yanni?

Because it better have been a completely non sarcastic

Ill

..

Gil

I don't know that word


Are you riding the struggle bus a little over there
Naw I'm not riding anything tonigb!
Omg E,

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Omg S

Where's the emoji for both laughing and cringing

That 1 looks about nte

Hahahaha that is just cringing! Which upon second thought is exactly on point

lg) lg) lg)il,t

~Qiwit,1
Yeah there we go

...

Good txtm tonigh! tho,

em1U11H#l!1N
Hahaha my game? You mean for tomorrow? You wanna throw me in there?

eHUuii,t

Just KIDDING Yanni


But I am good
Do you play

Funny
You know what I mean

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So we won 't be playing anytime soon, bummer.

We could play horse


That one is easy even for people w ho don't play
Sorry I know you're trying to go to sleep. We'll schedule horse after the Stanford game

Gil
Goodnight
1/14/15, 4:54 PM

Good luck
1/14/15,6:14PM

1/16/15, 6:50 PM

Just waiting on my invite. I w ish I could say good thing I didn't hold my breath but I've totally been holding my breath and these last
twelve hours or so have gotten difficult

-,rai;;-;e

I'm glad you find my fading lung capacity amusing. Where's my invite
I got something tonigb!

W't!Affill!FiiiiiM
Yea I would need a little more lead time than tonigb! lol. I'm just hanging out with my dad then meeting a friend in like an hour. What are
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1/14/15,6:14PM

1/16/15, 6:50 PM

Just waiting on my invite. I w ish I could say good thing I didn't hold my breath but I've totally been holding my breath and these last
twelve hours or so have gotten difficult

-,rai;ne

I'm glad you find my fading lung capacity amusing. Where's my invite
I got something tonigb!

W'+!Affill!FiiiiiM
Yea I would need a little more lead time than tonigh1 lol. I'm just hanging out with my dad then meeting a friend in like an hour. W hat are
you up to?

Going to Springfield for hoop hall


Where is Springfield

fD

Google hoop hall


I like how you said "I got something tonigb!" as though you had like a minor engagement that didnt involve being 3000 miles from
Berkeley
That was so poorly worded I!) I!) I!) I!)

What u think about our team

Seriously did the guy who just said "that was so poorly worded " then follow up with a question starting "what u think about"

Man I cant slip w ith u

lli!li1=MIHIISl8

Ur st arting 5 would be w ho ?
Wh~t rln I think?

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Ur starting 5 would be who ?
What do I think?
That's what I asked
is a good coach.

I think

A nd I think he has very little talent with w hich to w ork.

Esp compared to past years

I wish
had worked with last year 's team or some of t he last classes
had. Because he would have gotten so much out of
those guys. Cuz they were super d isrespectful to
and
put up with a lot of stuff that I don't think
would have.
But as far as this team, I mean ... I would just focus on recruiting

is gonna be really good though.

Starting five depends who you 're playing and whether


1/2 are non negotiable

Why do u think

will be good?

You've been watching

for how long?

is healthy. Depends if you want size down low or more skill.

and

The rest depends o n w ho's healthy etc b ut I like the upside of


.
has one foot out the d oor and I do n't think he even
consciously realizes it. Cuz he's a hard worker. But his heart isn't in it this year and I think that 's cuz he's engaged and just like ready to
be done w ith sc hool, he's not playing bball after this year unless I'm m istaken and he 's trying to go to Europe

is 6'7 and can shoot lights out if he doesn't get in his own way mentally

He's an NBA body at the 2


And he's the smartest guy on your team. Book smart I mean
Which translates to some degree

On the court

In person, never
I mean never in a game

Obviously I've seen him play in practice


Yah he's a great kid we need him to be really good for us

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But I've seen highlight tapes etc from all over the place
What do you think about him?
That's my boy I recruited him so hard

liT,;1114+J#IIH,ilnW
Ohhhh good job.
Did you know he wasn't happy at Georgetown?

And then you approached him? How does that work with transfers?
He was coming to cal regardless 1t was done before I got here
I worry cause he hasn't really done shit on the court productive 1n two years

Couldn't get off the bench at Georgetown


I saw him score 6 and 9 points 1n high school games

Yeah he's so good fundamentally and he works hard ... I think he over thinks when that happens
Is he good fundamentally?
Very. I think so at least. He's a finesse player more than anything

Good kid tho and his body 1s really getting good


Yeah and I just love the idea of a cal backcourt of 6'5, 6'6 if JB 6'3 if JM, 6'7 .. And all quick, huge wingspans, shooters (2 of 3 cuz IMO

ty isn't consistent from outside) ... That's fantastic


And you don't even know who else you'll have as far as next season , yet

a
What's your favorite place t o eat in Berkeley
You realize that Berkeley has like the best food of anywhere right
Chez pan1sse upstairs

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What's your favorite place to eat in Berkeley

You realize that Berkeley has like the best food of anywhere right
Chez panisse upstairs
Or have you not lived here long enough to realize that yet

Upstairs is for poor people

u an all downstairs girl then?


Just kidding sorry I always forget my sense of humor may not translat e and is potentially offensive
I'm both
So upstairs 1s on me and downstairs 1s on u

Hahahahaaaaaaaa

That actually made me laugh out loud

Gil
You should be asleep Yanni
It's like 1?

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Dinner on u chez penise downstairs next week u seem hke u got the Juice to get a rez

Ima be at all of them but I'll g,ve u the scoop on who I'm watching
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for tomorrow

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Which part

The fact that a plane is a giant metal bus propelled by fire in the sky?

Really? Right before I fly?

I thought you weren't afraid of flying! That's why I asked!


Physics, which I don't understand, seem to support the idea that giant metal buses can be airborne. So don't worry!

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Have a good flight

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1/17/15, 12:15 PM

How was your flight?

I just got off the phone w ith

. He told me he loves all the cal coaches but that you're one of his favorite coaches anywhere

And I was like ughhhhh seriously I hate that guy he's the worst

ii.i..ifilidlliYi.illiiMIII
Okay want to know what I really said

I was like yeah Yanni is the best, all the guys love him

Downstairs on you.

.-.

yeah I'm sure u said that


1/18/15, 12:09 PM

Ooh okay yay. Hopefully this continues to work but I don't trust my phone. So how 's hoop hall

Watching games. Hit u tonightttt


2/19/15, 10:24 PM

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Ooh okay yay. Hopefully this continues to work but I don't trust my phone. So how's hoop hall

Watching games Hit u tonightttt


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coming same weekend as

e,

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..

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's phone number that you can share w me

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He doesn 't want us giving tt out If he follows back, OM him

Okay
I might not be cool enough to follow back

..

Two minutes in and it's looking like I'm not Yanni


I'm crushed

mwr
Thanks for the support!
2/23/15, 10:59 AM

Hey want to meet for coffee this week?

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Thanks for the support!

2/23/15, 10:59 AM

Hey want to meet for coffee this week?

Let's plan on Vegas during the pac-12 tournament at the mgm1


I'm not going
Berkeley this week. You have time
2/23/15, 2:00 PM

Honestly I would just really like to meet with you and catch up .. Not in a bar or a casino. I know that's an insane thing to ask but do you
think we can manage it?
2/23/15, 3:30 PM

I like the casino bar

Coffee or tea. When?


Honestly this week isn't great for me
We are busy with planning
Okay well next week then

iiilli41i

2/24/15, 6:27 PM

So

is visiting now?

Why wouldn't you just let me know t oo like I get you giving that info to the national guys but esp since I already asked about it why not
let me know too
We didn't give

out

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Why wouldn't you just let me know too like I get you giving that info to the national guys but esp since I already asked about it why not
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Oh okay
2/25/15, 11 :34 PM

Sorry I couldn't talk at halftime. I don't talk about anything besides t he game, during the game. Hope u understand.
Don 't worry, I don't expect that. Of course I understand.

You know
Just want to let you know we saw a couple red flags

He told us he has a cal offer


And we a re pretty sure he's not telling the truth

....o AT&T LTE

11:51 PM

-r

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Can I get a shoutout ,


offered from BYU for
basket ball
11:31 PM

Cong rats dude, we only


cover cal stuff though
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You know
Just want to let you know w e saw a couple red flags

He told us he has a cal offer


And we are pretty sure he's not telling the truth

....o AT&T LTE

11:51 PM

-f O ; r=J,

Can I get a shoutout,


offered from BYU for
basketball
11:31 PM

Congrats dude, we only


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11:35 PM

well I received an offer from


Cal
11:44 PM

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We aren't going to report that because it sounds sketchy to us


2/26/1 5, 6:51 AM

I don't even know w ho that kid 1s


2/26/15, 8:27 AM

Omg LOL

Prn11el!JllIIYI
With

? Or that I said lol

I said lol cuz you don't even know who he is and he says he has a cal offer
What a little psycho
we should sit down I need to help you

You need to get a better feel for things

WPl!m11Wii
look at his twitter profile first 2000 following 500 followers red flag right there
then try t o google the kid

llliTilieiiHIBini4iH
we aren't offenng kids who can't play

1f a kid can play 99/1 00 times 1f you google him, something would come up/

..

T hat's true. Yeah that makes sense

I said I thought it sounded sketchy!!!! But I appreciate your offer and would like to sit down sometime too

When do you want to?

Maybe next week ,n the evening

eu11mmt1,1,tw11
Okay that sounds good. Have a great day '2) what are you up to?

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what are you up to?

2/26/15, 10:25 AM

Lot of work prepping for Sunday?

Can you help me get ahold of

after the game on Sunday? I haven't gotten replies from

on Tw itter and can't find

any contact info from anyone within rivals on CS.


Doesn't have to be right after game obviously I just mean at some point when they have already watched the game and visited
Honestly I'm not sure
available to the media.

how that will all work out. You can obviously try to get to them at the game, but we're not making them

I will get u

s number after the v1s1t and u can follow up with him for sure

In the meantime u should def do a story with

lll

eam1
Thank you so much-- I've been texting
off but he seems like an awesome kid.
Is

, he's awesome. Someone else at rivals just did a big feature on him so I may have to hold

hurt?
No He was a DNP last night

How come?

w:m;me,11!.EIIIII
Ohhhh
2/27/15, 10:18AM

Are you interested in any kids from Encinal?

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Are you interested in any kids from Encinal?

, don't know what that ,s


Oh okay. Awhile back I heard you were looking at one of their guards and they have a game tonight like ten min from my house so I was
gonna go. But I forgot the kid's name so that's why I asked you. But I guess not hahaha

Gil
2/27/15, 7:24 PM

Look at drake high school's bball team


They're really good. Went to state last year, every guy returned

I'm watching them play right now


2/27/15,9:17PM

. Really good.
is already going to eastern Washington, prob not the best cal fit but good too

illi!w..fili*21ii

Senior

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Phenomenal passer
Point guard/SG
Who 1s recru1tmg him?

..

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I'm not sure. Let me check with a couple people tomorrow. Really good kid though and probably has decent grades. Goes to really
good school.

Know who

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I'm not sure. Let me check with a couple people tomorrow. Really good kid though and probably has decent grades. Goes t o really
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is

Played at cal as a walk on, now is an assistant at eastern Washington ... Young guy like you. Got applause when we played EWU this yr

. ..

went to drake

I'm sure he's tried to recruit


But yeah lemme just check tomorrow.

--

Ah you do?

Small world. You guys buddies?

Seems like a good dude


Yeah

is very nice

What are you up to right now

DJif!TiP
I'm sure
2/28/15, 3:34 PM

I just talked to
's coach. He has decent grades right now but isn't eligible t o go t o a 4 year school because he doesn't have
enough units. He is really good though, don't know if you c hecked out any highlight reels online. But I know you want kids who are
eligible immediately.
2/28/15, 6:16 PM

.,.,.,_
Good work tho

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2/28/15, 3:34 PM

I just talked to
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enough units. He is really good though, don't know if you checked out any highlight reels online. But I know you want kids who are
eligible immediately.
2/28/15, 6:16 PM

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Yeah I understand that's what I thought was the case


As far as what you want
Are you going to the Moreau catholic game Wednesday

a!flii:liiiAilhMlhW
Right gotcha
3/1 /15, 9:42 AM

Did you encourage

to become your mini me or did it happen more organically

Wii4i11liim
3/1 /15, 2:32 PM

Congratulations.
3/1 /15, 8:30 PM

Hey are you with

? I'm trying to get him on the phone for five min

He told me he would call but his phone is off

fiP!IW
That 1s how we're doing 1t

mw111,1a,111111m
I think his phone is dead
Guz they aren't going through

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Hey are you with

? I'm trying to get him on the phone for five min

He told me he would call but his phone is off

-mP!DW
That 1s how we're doing 1t

mw111,1a,111111m
I think his phone is dead
Guz they aren't going through

e1R'ill'lramw
emw1111
a!ll;l'Elill1lll1W
Okay.
Can you help me-- everyone else has gotten a story and im under a little pressure. Unfortunately his phone died.

So I can't talk to him like we had arranged.


Can you tell me something about what's going on-- really anything-- w hat are you guys doing now? Who's he sitting with? Is he
excited, happy? Would help a lot.
Why didn't u hit him earlier?

I did!! I asked if we could talk and he said his pho ne wasn't working to get calls
So then I said just call me when you can, with someone else's phone. But it's been awhile

I didn't realize the text interview thing was the only option
Okay so you're saying you won't help me by texting me a tiny detail about what he's doing right now
I'm at dinner with I

You're not with

I can't nghty now

?
He Just left to go to the airport

Ah okay. He had dinner with the w hole team,


Or just staff?
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Ah okay. He had dinner with the w hole team,

Or just staff?
3/1/15, 10:21 PM

WiiJlllrnmtM
Yeah hey

emAHN11iitm.fiiill
I am. Thanks for following up Yanni.

Did you have a nice dinner?


Chez pannise upstairs?

III~
What's that?
Good food?

.,...-1.i,t,1

Are you happy

Good I'm glad. I'm happy for you. Great job. I really like

a lot.
Thanks,

'

3/14/15, 2:11 PM

Hey Yanni. You guys going to the CBI?


If you don't make the NIT

eMl'ifflC."iiiiW
we have the a erwork in

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Good I'm glad. I'm happy for you. Great job. I really like

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Thanks

y'

3/14/15, 2:11 PM

Hey Yanni. You guys going to the CBI?


If you don't make the NIT

MliiiiM&.ff:M
we have the paperwork m
1t depends on what zo w ants to do

Ah okay so you're trying to go

Yeah

emmmw;rm,r;m;e
I see
How was Vegas?

l'i\'frniliwe played so good against wazzu


best we played all season

Yeah I agree

3/16/15, 11:34 PM

offer yes?

3/17115, 3:09 PM

Coffee soon .:.:.


I'm only coming 1f

comes too

You guys are so in love!

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Coffee soon @
I'm only coming 11

You guys are so in love!

comes too

8uitldilllliiliiull
No
You know you were on his snapchat right

That's when it's real


It's only real when you're in the apartment w ith me and
Omg

lw) lw) lw)

no coffee

That's when it's real

We'll do the coffee first


So you 're making coffee for the three of us

The coffee will be at Starbucks


No apartment necessary

So you 're making us food at your house?! You're the best

..

Really the only two p laces I am ,n my apartment are the bed and the couch
So you're saying you do all of your meal preparation in the living room
Unconventional
R, it I rn JP.SS it works!

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3/19/15, 4:57 PM

Do you have contact info for

and

,
.1 ~

T hanks Yanni

Would love to have coffee sometime

Just fyi
Kcool

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Would love to have coffee sometime

Just fyi
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Again only 11 he can come

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3/19/15, 7:08 PM
Since when are you tw o btfs

Alright let's all have coffee


Also
Can you fill me in on w hat is happening with 2015 recruits

Just

?
When the 3 of us are 1n the apartment, yah

Waiting on him

and

LOL Yanni no. Starbucks


Just let

Star
Bucks

...
..

kno when that gone be and I'll make sure I'm there

Gia

After?
After we get done on the couch we can go downstairs, yah
You have a coffee ma ker on your couch I'm assuming
Nope I ain't got shit there

So 2015 is just those three right or anyone else as a target

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After?
After we get done on the couch we can go downstairs, yah
You have a coffee maker on your couch I'm assuming
Nope I ain't got shit there
So 2015 is just those three right or anyone else as a target

...
4~
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Besides a couch n a bed 1n my spot which 1s really all I need honestly


Omg I'm gonna smack you seriously

3/19/15, 10:45 PM

A re you on tinder?

elHM1iht#iiM

YOU HAVE IT

My sist er has one and I had never been on it b efore tonig.!J.! but had seen sc reen shots
And it's amazing
And then I was like Yanni totally has this what if we run into him
3/20/15, 7:36 AM

3/23/15, 12:20 PM

visiting?

Literally no truth to that?

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Besides a couch n a bed 1n my spot which 1s really all I need honestly


Omg I'm gonna smack you seriously

Gil
3/19/15, 10:45 PM

A re you on tinder?

elH:N:iiii1hM

YOU HAVE IT

My sister has one and I had never been on it b efore tonigb.1 but had seen screen shot s
And it's amazing
A nd then I was like Yanni totally has this what if we run into him
3/20/15, 7:36 AM

3/23/15, 12:20 PM

visiting?

Literally no truth to that?

We have no1 on campus today


Cool how's la?

&iiiliiDIII
3/23/15, 7:31 PM

How come scout is reporting that he visited

If he didn't

w:mftilfi@D'lilllll
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Literally no truth to that?

Mi

We have no1 on campus today


Cool how's la?

lfiliimiilllll
3/23/15, 7:31 PM

How come scout is reporting that he visited


If he didn't

WiffifTil!i@fiDil.il1111
Yanni are you actually trying to make me look bad
You understand exactly what you just did
And there's no reason for it
I was telling ever 1 the same thing

,,ewe
We weren't conf1rm1ng anything
You 're playing games
3/24/15, 11 :05 AM

Can you give me

contact info please?


I can 't We are not 91v1ng out his number

Okay thanks anyway


No problem J'm sorry1
That's okay, I underst and.
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We weren't conf1rm1ng anything
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3/24/15, 11 :05 AM

Can you give me

's contact info please?


I can't We are not g1v1ng out his number:

Okay thanks anyway

No problem l'm sorryl


That's okay, I understand.

uw

Of course
3/24/15, 2:09 PM

asked how I got his number. What would you prefer that I say?
I can say someone within
I don't know who

1s?

sorry

Yeah I didn't give 1t to u because he doesn't give out his cell.


Okay I'll say

3/25/15, 4:36 PM

Hey Yanni , for what it's worth, I would be making pursuing


a priority if I were you. I think he's a very bright kid and a
fantastic player and that he may be underrated. H e is the kind of kid w ho w ill do well at Cal academically. He's a good fit.

No doubt about that We haven't done much with him yet

did offer him a scholarship We will pick 1t up with him this Apnl
Good idea
Funnv vou sav vou haven 't done much with him vet because I talked to his mom fo r half an hour vesterdav and she couldn't stoo
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asked how I got his number. What would you prefer that I say?

I can say someone within


I don 't know who

1s?

sorry
Yeah I didn't give 1t to u beca use he doesn't give out his cell

Okay I'll say

3/25/15, 4:36 PM
Hey Yanni, for what it's worth, I would be making pursuing

a priority if I were you. I think he's a very bright kid and a

fantastic player and that he may be underrated. He is the kind of kid w ho will do well at Cal academically. He's a good fit.

No doubt about that We haven't done much with him yet


d id offer h im a scholarship We will pick 1t up w ith him this Apnl

Good idea
Funny you say you haven 't done much with him yet because I talked to his mom for half an hour yesterday and she couldn't stop

saying how thrilled she was at how involved you guys have been in recruiting him
She loves you guys and Cal in general. Keep pushing for sure.
3/27/15, 11 :45 AM

Hey Yanni. CIF won't credential me and I would like to be able to go to the O'Dowd game tomorrow. Is there any way you can get me

in?

Willl31.illi4iillilitlilli
I think that's easy right?
So you're unable to help?

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Funny you say you haven't done much w ith him yet because I talked t o his mom for half an hour yesterday and she couldn't stop
saying how thrilled she was at how involved you guys have been in recruiting him
She loves you guys and Cal in general. Keep pushing for sure.
3/27/ 15, 11 :45 AM

Hey Yanni. CIF won't credential me and I would like to be able to go to the O'Dowd game tomorrow. Is there any way you can get me
in?

WWWkiLfil1'HmlftilW
I think that's easy right?
So you're unable to help?

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Oh great I'll be sure to present that picture at the door tomorrow that helps a lot

What 1s
ldk we aren't like buddies

3/30/15, 4:36 PM

Could you please give me

number?

IIU

doing?

@PiffP
He's interested in cal

Loi good one Yanni!


3/31/15, 5:27 PM

I'll give u some scoop I haven't given any1 else

met with

today

You work hard I respect 1t


Okay... Thanks

4n/ 15, 3:06 PM


What's new this week with recruits?

4n/15, 6:30 PM
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He's interested in cal

Loi good one Yanni!


3/31/15, 5:27 PM

I'll give u some scoop I haven't given any1 else

met with

today

You work hard I respect 1t


Okay... Thanks

4f7/15, 3:06 PM

What's new this week with recruits?


4f7/15, 6:30 PM

Nothing

1s here this weekend

Oh cool he's such a great kid

-ivamse
4/10/15, 11 :15 AM

Pretty exciting next couple days for you huh

a\!mllm:11.111
Yeah yeah
You probably have all the scoop'

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Loi good one Yanni!


3/31/15, 5:27 PM

I'll give u some scoop I haven't given any1 else

met w ith

today

You work hard I respect 1t

Okay... Thanks

4/7/15, 3:06 PM

What's new this week with recruits?


4/7/15, 6:30 PM

Nothing

1s here t his weekend

Oh cool he's such a great kid

-i!F"2P
4/10/15, 11 :15 AM

Pretty exciting next couple days for you huh

a\!MIIR=ffli.111
Yeah yeah

You probably have all the scoopt


Yeah I'm good
As of like two days ago lol
But it' s exciting for you

Good I So who are we gettmg?


Yo u've done a great Job you really havel
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1s here this weekend

Oh cool he's such a great kid

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4/10/15, 11:15 AM

Pretty exciting next couple days for you huh

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Yeah yeah
You probably have all the scoop'
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As of like two days ago lo l
But it's exciting for you

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and

I don't have anything confirmed.

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illii'liii!iiihLiiiiilli
Well good timing

It might be hard for him not t o want to come after he's here for these two commitments
That's our hop e He's so good Defensively
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Well good timing
It might be hard for him not to want to come after he's here for these two commitments

That's our hope He's so good Defensively


's k1 nd of kid
Yeah I can definitely see that. There are some parallels in their backgrounds too

I like

a lot. I hope you guys can get him.


Yeah great kid crazy cool story
Really ,s a ternf,c story

I know. I w ish I could have written it but other people already did haha
But if he commits I can again and it'll be a new angle
4/10/15, 3:09 PM

Ummmmmmmm
Mm1Dlli$M-~
I'm sorry Yanni.

That's really rough. Sorry


4/11/15, 9:14AM

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Congratulations I'm so happy for you


4/11/15, 2:47 PM

Thanks,

' Let's get

and make ,t a top 15 class ,n the country'

4/11/15, 4:04 PM

Go get him!
4/11/15, 7:31 PM

We're t 1n n 11

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Eii.iiiiimJm4/15/15, 12:06 PM

Hey Yanni what kind of positions are you looking to fill for 2016? PG obviously, but how many kids are you looking to bring in
4/15/15, 2:03 PM

PG - We hke

It depends on how many scholarships we have available

li1.;tl11!11Hmfi-

We need a 4 or 5 man
4/23/1 5, 8:42 AM

Yanni , I would like to write a profile of you for rivals. Should I arrange that with

today?
4/23/15, 10:12 AM

Sure Anything you do for me, p lease do for

too'

I would love to talk to him!!!!!


Do you guys have time today?
Like ten min maybe?
I'll ask

...
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I Just landed back ,n America I will have time this evening


Ah okay haha
Where were you?

Do you speak?

You know I'm fluent right


So I can call bullshit if you don't really

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Ah okay haha
Where were you?

Do you speak?

You know I'm fluent right


So I can call bullshit if you don't really

So do you really?
Like what's your level?
Conversational?

Let's do part of our interview in frenzy


French

You can brush up

It'll be fun too

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Oh cool! I thoug ht you 'd never agree to that haha
It won't be great Not horrible tho
T hat'll be fun. People will like it, it's creative and different

Yep I w ill
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Oh cool! I thought you 'd never agree to that haha
It won't be great Not horrible tho
That'll be fun. People will like it, it's creative and different

Yep I w ill
Just clear the 1nterv1ew with

..

pis first

p_m ur time will be good

I can't do tonigh! though! We will have to do tomorrow or something


What were you doing in France by the way?
And tu Stais oU?
That's an easy one to understand right?

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Recruiting qui?

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I'm not going t o give you the name
Because we are going to make a run at the kid and don't want any1 else to come 1n

Okay mais <;a serait une bonne interview

It's a four team race as 1s and I want 1t to stay that way

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Je comprends... Tu peux me dire son annee au lycSe?

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Cool. I won't tell anyone else this part but just out of curiosity which part of Paris does he live in
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I'm not going t o give you the name

Because we are going to make a run at the kid and don't want any1 else to come 1n
Okay mais c;a serait une bonne interview

It's a four team race as ,s and I want ,t to stay that way

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Cool. I won't tell anyone else this part but just out of curiosity which part of Paris does he live in
I have family there and I know the city well so just curious. There's a really famous court where every well known French bball player
has played... It's in I think the 5th or 6th ... Paris actually has a really cool bball culture

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4/23/15, 7:01 PM

Hey did you call?


fuck I thought u were calling me

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can call u

1n

about 30

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No no it's okay! Call me when you can and I'll try to get it but I'm gonna be at dinner. I'll step outside if poss

If not, first thing

in

the morning works for me too I

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,mme

4/23/15, 7:01 PM

Hey did you call?


fuck I thought u were calling me

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Okay me too

Oh nice
So much travel for you

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4/24/15, 12:21 PM

Think the situation with

helps the

cause?
independent from each other

What is

s interest level
I think we w ill find that out soon lol

Hahaha okay

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4/24/15, 12:21 PM

Think the situation w ith

helps the

cause?
independent from each other

What is

interest level
I think we w ill fmd that out soon lol

Hahaha okay
4/28/15, 11 :24 AM

You're 34 right? Or 32? I can 't remember

Okay thanks
What do you think it does for your relationship with players that you're younger than most coaches
Don 't reply sarcastically

I'm trying to write something nice about you

U!Jii93H'&IJW
ab solutely helps
Please write in quo table format
Otherwise I have to do t he annoying "(it) absolutely helps" thing
Like complete sentences are best ha

" Im in tune w ith our guys, I think I have a really good feel for who they are and w hat makes them go. My age helps w ith that, probably.
At the end of the day though, it's about earning trust and credibility and that really doesn't have much to do w ith how old I am."
Perfect, thank you
Last thing is a comment about how you see the fact that you didn't play but still managed to excel as a coach ..
I'm trying to write something about how you have the ability to transform perceived weaknesses into strengths

Because I think you do that, which is cool


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You're 34 right? Or 32? I can't remember

Okay thanks
What do you think it does for your relationship with players that you're younger than most coaches
Don 't rep ly sarcastically

I'm trying to write something nice about you

absolutely helps
Please write in quo table format

Otherwise I have to do t he annoying "(it) absolutely helps" thing


Like complete sentences are best ha

" Im in tune w ith our guys, I think I have a really good feel for who they are and what makes them go. My age helps with that, probably.
At the end of the day though, it's about earning trust and credibility and that really doesn't have much to do w ith how old I am."
Perfect, thank you
Last thing is a comment a bout how you see the fact that you didn't play but still managed to excel as a coach ..
I'm trying to write something about how you have the a bility to transform perceived weaknesses into strengths
Because I think you do that, which is cool
I have to get on the court

I'll be back at 3
Okay
4/29/15, 10:54 PM

&tsJ.12&1

4/30/15, 2:02 PM

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4/29/15, 10:54 PM

t&.Mi
4/30/15, 2:02 PM
Thank you so much. Perfect-- feature is all done.

Won't go up until I do ones on other coaches too


What are you up to today?
4/30/15, 3:36 PM

vtfWP
You can send 1t to me 1f you want me to proof-read
Already sent to
and
already read it but sure you can see it if you want! The only thing I for sure need to verify is grad from
Cornell 2006? Internship with nets 2005? That's what I have now but may be wrong

Okay cool yay


Those are the only dates I have in there

GI.

Where are you at today?

Paris?

Just kidding :)

..

I know Paris prob isn't a weekly thing ha


How is it looking w ith the mysterious French kid
Who knows we 'll see 1n September

And also
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How is it looking with the mysterious French kid


Who knows we'll see 1n September
And also
I'm assuming you're talking to him every day?

When was he last in Berkeley?


I'm not going to talk about
You can ask
Can I have

at this point 1n the process

recruiting specifics I w ill give you the names o f who we are recru1t1ng1

's number then?

mlilili

Is that what he wants, to be asked specifics?

Yeah all media needs to go through him

il.iiii.ifili5illiiilliill
won't give me that stuff, you know that.
I can't technically talk to any of you about this

I will give u names and numbers thol


And coaches' numbers and all that

wmwatwil'lelJW
Alright send over some names and numbers

1. ~

1.

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Alright send over some names and numbers

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Thanks Yanni. I'll give them calls! I can't remember if I already talked to

Does

or not I have to check but the rest are good

want to be contacted about recruiting though?

I feel like he doesn't lol


I'm sorry I just can't imagine him doing anything out of bounds
And it's obviously not technically allowed etc etc

U"m't@ifflEmmm.1111
5/1 / 15, 4:36 PM

announcing tonight- - Excited?


ask me that 1n a few hours

So you're not sure how it's gonna go


Or do you know
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Could it still be changed

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Could it still be c hanged
we believe we have a 33% chance
So at this point are you still trying to recruit
Is that very much an active p rocess still
no he 1s announcing torngh1 ahaha
Or is it that he's decided but he's not taking anyone

we are done recruiting him

Telling
nght obviously

1f he 1s announcing t onigh1, he p robably knows what he 1s do1ng1

1. Name is spelled "


and 2. The thing I love about you the most is that you' re never patronizing, you never assume that
someone who just started working in recruiting six months ago would automatically understand how everything works. You never try to
make me feel bad about having asked a question!
and h is mom every day, up until and
A nd I know you have all the answers already, but just a fun fact Kentucky coaches called
including the day he announced. They're probably still calling him. I think they' re an okay basketball team but what do I know! So just
because you're not doing it doesn't mean that's not how it works.
You are doing a great Jobi II
5/1/15, 7:42 PM

Congrats Yan
5/3/15, 8:04 PM

When are you p lanning to get j

LOI

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5f7/15, 12:30 PM

So

coming?

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Congrats Yan
5/3/15, 8:04 PM

When are you planning to get

LOI

...

WUetiltm!GMtilli
5f7/15, 12:30 PM
So

coming?

He took "MSU Commit" off his twitter profile and posted a pie with

and captioned it "family". I don't see the pie.

He 1s certainly not coming here


5f7/15, 1 :40 PM
Is that still certain?
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Oh okay are you talking to him now?

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Wow.

Is he talking to other people too?


not sure, purdue for sure p robab ly
I don't see him going the re

When do you antic ipate a decision from him

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-~l'i'Jl5IIIW
5/8/15, 8:58 AM

Hey Yan, any word on

? Is it Purdue after all or not sure yet?


Well since u didn't believe me yesterday 1dk what to tell u today

I did believe you

EliiilHlflilDIW
Why do you say that? :(
I did believe you ... I'm sorry I don't think I'm understand ing
Explain?
5/10/15, 9:16 PM

Is getting

still a possibility or do you think it's a d one deal that he will go to a J C

I assume you' re still m aking efforts every day on getting him


5/11/15, 10:07 AM

Do you reply to t ext s anymore


Just tell me you do n't know if you don't know

-~t'i'.SliHt.-1411
How come?
I want to work w ith you but it makes it hard when you don't say anything. Please underst and and respect that I have a job to do and
asking questions is a big part of t hat job.
I am not t rying to offend you.
I will answer when I feel like it's appropriate
Questions about

, at this point, I will not

A lright, understood. If that's the case, it is imperative t hat you communicate t hat t o m e. Silence and ignoring text s is not
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still a possibility or do you think it's a done deal that he will go to a JC

I assume you' re still m aking efforts every day on getting him


5/11/15, 10:07 AM

Do you reply to texts anymore


Just tell me you don't know if you don't know

~m11,t-1;.n
How come?
I want t o work w ith you but it makes it hard when you don't say anything. Please understand and respect that I have a job to do and
asking questions is a big part of that job.
I am not trying to offend you.
I will answer when I feel like it 's appropriate
Questions about
Alright, understood. If that's the case, it is imperative that you communicate that t o me. Silence and ignoring text s is not
communication. As someone w ho is supposed t o communicate with players for a living I would think you would understand that better
than most.

I'm happy you understand. So what about my questions in regard to

And if I ask about


in the future, do not t ake it as me not understanding that you don't want to talk about him "at this point "
because I don't think either of us can anticipate right now when a point w ill be w here it's talked about

...
-

, at this point, I will not

Sure That makes sense


Good, glad we are clear. I just don't want you to take things personally and it seems like you often do.
It isn't intended that way. I'm just trying t o do my job.
And I know you have to do yours too. I try to respect that. That's all.
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Sure That makes sense


Good, glad we are clear. I just don't want you to take things personally and it seems like you often do.
It isn't intended that way. I' m just trying to do my job.
And I know you have t o do yours too. I try to respect that. That's all.
Oh, and I would like the same respect in return. Obviously. That's all.
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I got you You 're doing a great 1ob for

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5/19/15, 8:20 AM

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He took MsU Commit' off his twiner profile


and posted a pie with
and captioned It
"family'. I d on't see the pie.
He Is certalnly not coming here.
517115, 1 :40 PM

Is that still c-ertaln?


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Oh okay are you talking to him now?

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He took MsU Commit" off his twiner profile
and captioned It
and posted a pie with
family". I don't see the pie.
He Is certalnly not coming hem.
Sll/15, HOPM

Is that still certaln?


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Oh okay are you talking to him now?

we have action.

Wow.
Is he t alking to other people too?

not sure, purdue for sure probably.


I don't see him going there

-.
I told he 1s not coming here and that 1t wou ld be purdue for suret

MHhllliH1tmlll
Whoa whoa 1. Calm down and 2. Those are the t exts that told me you literally are t alking to him... Loi I still think exactly what I thought
before of those texts and what they communicate
You said you're talking to him and he is talking to Purdue as w ell and that it's not certain anymore that he's not going to cal lol
T hanks for resenting those because those are exactly w hat I would ha ve sent you haha
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He took MsU Commit" off his twiner profile


and captioned It
and posted a pie with
family". I don't see the pie.

He Is certaJnly not coming here.


sn11s, HO PM

Is that still cenaln?


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Oh okay are you talking to him now?

we have action.

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Is he t alking to other people too?
not sure, purdue for sure probably.
I don't see him going there

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Whoa whoa 1. Calm down and 2. Those are the t exts that told me you literally are t alking to him... Loi I still think exactly what I thought
before of those t ext s and what they c ommunicate
You said you' re talking to him and he is t alking to Purdue as w ell and that it's not certain anymore that he's not going t o cal lol
Thanks for resenting those because t hose are exactly w hat I would have sent you haha
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you WROTE that he 1s not going to purd ue


I

didn't want to lie to u and tell u we weren't talking with him


but I don't think

spoke with them one time


coach

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,,.,mu,,

so I didn't want to lie

Okay cool thanks!


FYI-- it helps when you're very clear. So saying what you said in the text-- confirming you're talking to him and it's no longer certain that
he's not coming to cal as well as saying he's "probably" talking to Purdue as well-- doesn't make it clear that what you mean is "he is
definitely not coming to Cal and he is going to Purdue" which is what you're now claiming you told me in those t ext s. Hopefully you
understand the difference between those statements and what they convey.
I like fucking with you You' re doing a great Job When do you leave for Wyoming?
You make that very clear. But our rapport should be based on mutual attempts to be professional and courteous, not on your
amusement. I don't think that's clear to you; you certainly don't act like it is, and as you just expressed, it isn't how you treat me either.
I am not going to wyoming . I am going to Montana. I leave next week. I got a two week extension on my start date because the woman
who hired me, who was going to be my future boss, was murdered in a double homicide suicide last week. It was kind of hard.
SMS with
5/19/15, 12:27 PM

that's sick what happened?


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5/19/15, 2:28 PM

Her husband was on meth and killed her and her friend and then himself. They were going through a divorce. They have three
daughters all under 18. It's literally just unspeakably awful.
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5/19/15, 3:38 PM

Fuck me Hang 1n there


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Yeah ahaha I'm going back to 1t tho


Thanks Yan I appreciate it

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Her husband was on meth and killed her and her friend and then himself. They were going through a divorce. They have three

daughters all under 18. It's literally just unspeakably awful.


SMS with
5/19/15, 3:38 PM

Fuck me Hang 1n there


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Yeah ahaha I'm going back to 11 tho


Thanks Yan I appreciate it
It 's Yann w ith two n's

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Hahaha my fault
Back t o what haha
5/19/15, 7:29 PM

..
..

lh1Ml1filWIII
Are they both short for something?

Oh haha

Gil
Delivered

5/22/15, 10:55 AM

Hey Yan
N

W't'h4i'lili
What's happening with

?
Probably not much We think he will end up at Texas

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Are they both short for something?

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Oh haha

11111.
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5/22/15, 10:55 AM

Hey Yan
N

W'+'h'lili
What's happening with

?
Probably not much We think he will end up at Texas
Will v1s1t here at some point 1n early June

Ew weird Texas
If he gets past his Texas v1s1t
Ah so not a guarantee that he even will

.,if]. .
Has he been to the cal campus ever?

w
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Ah okay. Have fun lifting
Thanks, t alk soon.

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