Okay WMR, you and I have exchanged points on motivations and reasons for skepticism, I hope I've at the very least proven to anyone that reads with an open mind, that I have been and am continually skeptical of anything coming of these charges. I certainly don't take the Turkish clubs words at face value, but also the same test should be applied to the player, to UK, to everyone involved.
So with all that said, Of course a new assistant coach will try to say he was taken out of context. It was clear that he didn't want to speak with Thamel in the quotes, and it's even more clear that he has every reason to say he was being misrepresented.
He said what he said which isn't really damning one way or another unless you're really reaching. But the one thing he doesn't want to do is prove to be a liability to his new employer with regards to attracting talented players. And essentially if he looks like a "snitch" it could hurt his relationships with AAU coaches and "ahem advisors" and he'll be a liability to his current employer.
My main argument back and forth with you is that if we're to apply skepticism to what those accusing the UK players, shouldn't we apply equal skepticism to everyone who says something in support of the UK player?
It's as though whenever someone says something about a UK player or Coach Cal, it is important to always always question the motives, ethics, and biases involved. But whatever Coach Cal says, or a player, or someone speaking in support of a player, you want to take at face value.