Mike Bibby sex-abuse allegation, Unified School District confirmed

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Mike Bibby sex-abuse allegation, Unified School District confirmed.

Former NBA player, Arizona sports icon and Shadow Mountain High School boy’s basketball coach Mike Bibby is under investigation for alleged sexual abuse and harassment, the Paradise Valley Unified School District confirmed Tuesday.

According to the district, Phoenix police opened an investigation on Feb. 14 into the accusations of sexual abuse against Bibby at which time the district suspended its internal investigation.

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The district did not release details about the accusations, but Phoenix police said the allegations involved staff at Shadow Mountain High School.

“Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of our staff and students,” the district said in a statement. “We take all allegations of misconduct very seriously and work in cooperation with law enforcement on all police matters.”

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While the district named Bibby in its statement, the Phoenix Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and no suspect has been named.

Bibby played for over a decade in the NBA and at the University of Arizona and Shadow Mountain High School before that.

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He led U of A to a national championship in 1997. His jersey was retired at the university.

Bibby has been a varsity boy’s basketball coach at Shadow Mountain for several years, most recently coaching the team to another state championship Saturday.

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