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Looks like Coach Miller was fined $25,000 for "threatening, intimidating, and unprofessional conduct".
The Pac-12 Conference announced today that it has reprimanded and fined University of Arizona men’s head basketball coach Sean Miller $25,000 for two post game incidents.,
Give me a break...
Better yet, give Sean one.
This is absolute crap.
I would have been suspended;-)
I saw the post game comments and was upset when I read the headline, but if you read the article that is not what he got fined for.
If he was inappropriate with an official after the game and a 'staff' person then this may well be legit.
I don't blame Miller, but the league has to set a higher standard.
I'd be curious to see Byrnes reaction. Because if he is wrongly accused then Byrne needs to stand up for him. But if Miller was in the wrong, I suspect we will hear very little.
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So far, Greg Byrne's only reaction was his tweet: "We are aware of the reprimand by the PAC-12. We are now solely focused on the NCAA tournament & I’m glad Sean Miller is our coach."
This post was edited by glassman 13 months ago
Scott can say whatever he wants, but in short, if a coach talks about officiating in a negative light during a post game presser he's going to get fined. It's like running a red light right in front of a police officer...you're not talking your way out of that one.
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he never said it was a bad call. he said ESPn show the play, said what he got the technical foul for. He never said that he was right and the official was wrong. Well worded and I hope that there are lawyers involved and Scott is ultimately fined and maybe even fired.
Guys, read the article. It is NOT about his post game comments to the media.
It is not what he said in the press conference. Watch game again...he got into the face of the copBruinLover right after the game.....
Give that man a RAISE wtg coach. Remember all this was after the Tech that he screamed at the asswipe crooked LOS ANGELES BRUIN COP
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Mrzipityduda 13 months ago
I may have been sent to prison.
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The fine doesn't mean S*^t... The league can say what they want but Miller was right... The P12 officiating has been horrible for a long time now... It is about time a coach shouts that from the roof tops...
Telling the Ref immediately after the game, that he may have missed the call and that he needs to kick his seeing eye dog awake so he can see the play, is OK with me...
I guess inappropriate means telling some staffer (head of officiating?) that the officiating sucks and needs to be overhauled... boo hoo....
Has anyone ever seen Coach K during a game????
How about Bobby Knight, not only during a game but afterwards as well???
Wouldn't be surprised to find out that the 25K has already been raised by alumni....
This post was edited by Pin High 13 months ago
BEAR DOWN boys... The best is yet to come....
Had a league game a couple weeks ago where the officiating was horrible and one of the players just ended up laying out an official. I mean, just ran right through the dude and had him flailing. He got what he deserved imo. I'm glad I wasn't anywhere near the court during the ucla game, I just might have done the same.
Time to nut up or shut up
If I were Miller I'd pay the $25K fine, and then match it with a donation to the Pac-12 toward additional training for the conference officials (maybe an education seminar or something). Sure, it would warrant probably a $100K fine at that point, but screw them. The officials were horrible and sometimes it takes a coach to fall on the sword for the entire league's coaching staffs. Good for him.
Here's an ancillary item of interest regarding the rigors of coaching:
Wow! Great info Nogales. Pretty scary.
Gary, count me in... I will donate to the cause...
Bottom line: officials make mistakes.
I think Miller would concur. And had they JUST missed the DD/travel on Lyons, AND not called the foul on Wear against Johnson where he "stripped" the ball by hacking NJ's forearms, AND not ever called the moving screens by the Wears... well that would still suck, but they do make mistakes. And I bet Miller wouldn't have even mentioned it because complaining about officiating is weak. But that is not what this is about.
This is about an official choosing to try and show up a coach that dared to try to get an official to overrule another, or God forbid at least conference together and get the call right.
The PAC12 evidently chose which side of this to be on, and apparently they choose to be on the side of the worst officiating in the NCAA. Truly disappointing for an innovative, forward-thinking league that leads in so many other ways.
we all know "why" scott claims to have fined Miller. and we all know its BS. Scott is a bureacratic as that only cares about money and saving face. It will do him in. I'd much rather have him say: "Miller is pissed as I would have been after the game. we are workign to fix this problem, but Miller knows the proceedures and didn't follow them accordingly."
I would not have been pissed if I read that. But I'm pissed now and will insult Scott at any chance I get. I will send emails criticizing him for his handling of the direct tv situation. It has been a year and this is not acceptable. and the audacity to tell people to switch tv providers to one that carried the pac12 network is even worse.
Agreed. And let's not forget that the Pac-12 Conference made it a "point of emphasis" Friday night to focus on the bench players and the coaches box because of the magnitude of the two semis games that night. This wasn't a point of emphasis on Wednesday or Thursday, but some genius decided it had to now become a point of emphasis for the semifinals. This, above all else, shows how misguided the Pac-12 is when it comes to officiating.
Rather than worrying about their officials getting calls correct on the floor at the highest percentage possible, the Conference thinks its smart to distract the officials from live action so they can pay attention to whether or not a coach is 2 feet outside of the coaching box or whether a bench player rises to his feet after his team makes a 3-Pointer.
Again, shame on the Pac-12. Total embarrassment to the game of basketball. Maybe next year the Pac-12 will decide to have the reserve/bench players stay in the locker room and when they sub in they have to call down to the fourth official and then run out to the floor. Or maybe we could eliminate fans from the arenas because the fans are too distracting because they "cheer way too much". While we're at it Pac-12, lets eliminate the media because all of the typing during games or that pesky "click" sound cameras make are distracting the officials.
Honestly, the conference would be better at this point if players just called their own fouls. I can almost guarantee a cleaner, more competitive game.
Steve.....there are reasons that Miller was fined the way he was. One of them, likely, is this video that has not had much exposure until its revelation today:
This probably deserves a separate topic to discuss, but I just felt like I was watching a football game at times more than a basketball one. The moving picks, holding and raking moves are all fouls, and until those are actually called consistently on both sides, we are going to continue to get a bunch of no-calls that, in my opinion, bring down the integrity of the game.
so he yells at an official. never seen a coach do that ever. Michael Irving deserved to get punched in the junk repeatedly, but someone yelled at him. cry me a fukin river. most definitely a 25K finable offense.
and I watched that already. and this isn't the altercation in the hallway that the pac12 website is reporting.
and know, it's not you I'm tryingh to argue with. I'm just still pissed at the call, followed by being even more pissed than I already am with Scott. I used to be able to watch every game. not the case anymore.
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I'm with you Steve... The game was over and that punk ref only got yelled at... Maybe if he hadn't been so in the bag of ucla it would never of happened.. Millers ire was due to a plethora of horrendous calls... not just one or the T....
Gary, telling the bench they can not rise and celebrate a big play is outrageous... This game is not about the P12 Officials or the Refs it is about the players whether they are in the game or on the bench... Period...
You all probably didn't know this, but I can lip read. Here is what CSM said:
"He touched the ball!"
"He touched the ball!"
"He touched the ball!!!"
Thanks Dazzy, as if the PAC refs haven't been horrible for years already. You have to point out the only 2 or 3 things they could do to be even worse.
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