NCAA Investigating Wasserman Basketball Agent Thad Foucher’s Ties To UCLA’s Kyle Anderson
Wasserman Media Group’s Executive Vice President of Basketball, Thad Foucher, made the biggest signing of his basketball agent career when the #1 overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, Anthony Davis, chose Foucher and Wasserman’s Vice Chairman Arn Tellem as his agents. More recently; however, Foucher’s name is being mentioned in basketball circles because there is talk that he is on the NCAA’s radar in its investigation focusing on UCLA. Specifically, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com reported that the NCAA is looking at a possible relationship between Foucher and UCLA freshman Kyle Anderson, which may concern some kind of recruiting violation.
Foucher has been a Wasserman Media Group employee since 1998. His clients include LaMarcus Aldridge, DJ Augustin and Russell Westbrook. Prior to joining Wasserman, Foucher was the head coach of a very successful New Orleans, Louisiana-based AAU team. Part of the NCAA inquiry concerns UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad, who may have received what the NCAA terms as “improper benefits” from boosters of the AAU team he played for in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is no reason to believe that Foucher is in any way involved in the Muhammad phase of the NCAA’s investigation.
I have reached out to Wasserman Media Group for comment on the matter, and am awaiting an official response.