Ex-high school coach pleads not guilty

Updated: April 13, 2010, 1:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A former New York high school boys' basketball coach who won multiple city championships and coached players who went on to the NCAA and NBA, including Los Angeles Lakers guard Lamar Odom, pleaded not guilty to charges he raped a 14-year-old boy on a visit to Boston in 1976.

Bob Oliva, 65, pleaded not guilty Monday in Suffolk County District Court in Massachusetts to two counts of child rape and a count of disseminating pornography to a minor. He was indicted last month.

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