Pac-12 hires firm to review officiating situation

2013-05-02T18:35:00Z 2013-05-02T19:09:12Z Pac-12 hires firm to review officiating situationBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 02, 2013 6:35 pm  • 

The Pac-12 announced it has hired Ice Miller LLP to review the officiating situation during the Pac-12 Tournament in March.

After the tournament, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said officials coordinator Ed Rush improperly tried to motivate officials into more closely monitoring UA's Sean Miller and other coaches. 

Miller was called for a technical foul on March 15 against UCLA and later fined $25,000 for confronting an official and launching a tirade in front of a conference staffer.

Rush resigned on April 4 and Miller has since paid the fine.

Ice Miller LLP has a branch specializing in NCAA-related matters. One of its attorneys who handles sports, Stuart Brown, will head the investigation.

Brown is a former basketball coach who graduated with a law degree from Vanderbilt.

His bio on the Ice Miller website says: "Stuart Brown’s combined coaching and legal background enables him to provide sophisticated athletics related counsel to college and university athletics departments, senior institutional administrators, coaches, student-athletes, and other institutional stakeholders and business partners."

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James Whitford hasn't had much time to sleep at the Muncie Holiday Inn Express.

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John Henderson of the Denver Post says Andre Roberson will miss Colorado more than the Buffs will miss him.

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Mike Moser is down to Washington, Oregon and Gonzaga.

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Lots more buzz about Angelo Chol, Sean Miller and playing time on the previous discussion thread.

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