NORMAN — Former Oklahoma assistant basketball coach Oronde Taliaferro exchanged at least 41 phone calls and 25 text messages over a ten-month period with a Tampa financial adviser who reportedly wired $3,000 into the bank account of former OU forward Tiny Gallon. The exchanges between Taliaferro, who abruptly resigned last month, and financial adviser Jeffrey Hausinger took place from May 2009 to March 2010. The Oklahoman and Tulsa World discovered the correspondence during a review of Taliaferro’s phone records, as requested by both newspapers under the Oklahoma Open Records Act. After attempting first to shield Taliaferro’s phone records, OU complied with the records requests this week, then issued a statement Wednesday confirming calls were made from Taliaferro’s phone to Hausinger and that the exchanges are part of an ongoing, joint investigation by OU and the NCAA. Calls made between Taliaferro and Hausinger don’t necessarily constitute NCAA violations. Hausinger currently is contesting what he calls a forced resignation from Merrill Lynch and denies wiring money to Gallon, according to a document found on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s web site. However, if it’s discovered that Taliaferro and Hausinger did conspire to provide Gallon with "extra benefits,” the OU men’s basketball program could be found guilty of major infractions. NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn refrained from commenting on any specific investigation when contacted Wednesday, though she did say: "The (infractions) committee looks at the overall violations of a case. How significant and how rampant were they? Did the university know of the violations or should they have known? But really, if it’s early in the process of any investigation, it’s difficult to speculate on penalties because of so many factors. That’s what the hearing process is for.” The Sooner athletic department is still on probation for previous violations in both the football and men’s basketball programs. That probation expires after Sunday. Records indicate calls and text messages were exchanged from Taliaferro’s cell phone and Hausinger’s office and cell phones beginning on May 12, 2009, and continued periodically through March 9, 2010. The phone calls increased in July 2009, immediately following the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio. Ex-OU guard Willie Warren attended James’ camp, while records show Taliaferro made various calls from his cell phone while in Cleveland, which is about 35 miles from Akron. Among those was a 5-minute call made to Hausinger on July 8. The same day, a tweet from a Twitter page attributed to Hausinger was directed to Warren, which read: "follow me so we can talk. It was great to meet you last week. I look forward to getting to Norman to see you again soon." Correspondence between Taliaferro and Hausinger peaked with 17 phone calls and four text message exchanges in August 2009, the same month TMZ.com claims Hausinger wired the money into a bank account shared by Gallon and his mother, Sylvia Wright. TMZ, which broke the story March 18, has not specified how it found out about the transfer, noting only it possesses a document to prove the transfer took place. After August, communication between Taliaferro and Hausinger dipped until January, when Hausinger apparently made a visit to Norman. On Jan 16, before OU defeated Missouri 66-61 at the Lloyd Noble Center, a tweet from the same Twitter page attributed to Hausinger read: "In Norman getting set to watch Willie Warren and Keith Gallon take on the MO tigers, Boomer Sooner.” After the game, Hausinger sent three text messages to Taliaferro, before Taliaferro replied later that evening. The day before the game, Taliaferro placed two calls to Hausinger — one to Hausinger’s office number and one to his cell phone. Later, Hausinger called Taliaferro using his cell phone. Taliaferro, who resigned April 8, had no comment about the Hausinger investigation when last reached, the day of his resignation. Hausinger, who did not return messages left on his office phone Wednesday, resigned from his Tampa-based Merrill Lynch firm March 26 and began work at Raymond James Financial Services in Tampa on March 29, according to a document on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s web site. In the document, Hausinger states he was forced to resign from Merrill Lynch because a fellow Merrill Lynch agent disclosed to the media his private financial information. "The media reports indicated that I gave money to Willie Warren or Keith Gallon are false,” Hausinger stated. "I also did not give any money to Sylvia Wright, who was not, nor is a Merrill Lynch customer. I also violated no Merrill Lynch policy, procedure or regulation, and I believe Merrill Lynch was conducting this investigation as a cover for the media inquiries it received.” Merrill Lynch has declined comment on Hausinger since the story first appeared. Gallon, a freshman this past season, has since declared for the NBA Draft. He has been working out in New York the past week after hiring agent Marc Cornstein. Warren has also declared for the draft. ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford has Warren and Gallon going with the final two picks of the first round in his latest mock draft. The NBA Draft is June 24.