Jerome Allen, a former head basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania who is now with the Boston Celtics, caught a fast break Monday when he received a probationary sentence for accepting more than $300,000 in bribes from a wealthy Miami Beach businessman to get his son into the Ivy League school.

Allen, who pleaded guilty in October 2018 to a bribery-related money-laundering charge, received the benefit of the doubt because he testified as a government witness against healthcare executive Philip Esformes at his $1 billion Medicare fraud trial in Miami.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams gave Allen a sentence of four years’ probation, including six months of house arrest along with 600 hours of community service, and ordered him to pay a $202,000 fine and an $18,000 forfeiture judgment to the U.S. government for the bribes he took from Esformes to secure a spot for his son at the University of Pennsylvania.