Arizona State University head coach Bobby Hurley has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for public comments made about men’s basketball officiating, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Hurley made comments to the media that called into question the officiating during Arizona State’s loss at Colorado on Thursday night.
“The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from publicly commenting about officiating,” stated Scott. “We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved Conference rules. As a part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials.”
Hurley was was upset about the fifth foul called on sophomore forward Mickey Mitchell, whistled with 41 seconds left in overtime.
“The one that was frustrating was the last foul on Mickey, which was a complete joke.” Hurley told the Arizona Republic. “(In) a 3-point game, to make that call at that stage of the game, it was one of the worst things I’ve seen.”