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February 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Cal coach Mike Montgomery reprimanded for criticizing refs

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Photo credit: AP Photo – Ben Margot

The Pac-10 announced California coach Mike Montgomery (above, right) was reprimanded for comments on officiating after the Feb. 10 game at Washington and the Feb. 12 game at Washington State.
The comments were made on Cal’s flagship radio station.
Even though the Golden Bears went attempted 37 free throws – UW attempted seven – Montgomery complained after the game about the Huskies being a bit too hands on with their defense.
“They don’t care,” Montgomery said about the Huskies. “They foul every time at every position and they aren’t going to call it every time. So ultimately you are going to get worn down after a while. They are very physical because they are able to play nine guys throughout the game. They just do not care if they foul they are not going to let you get to the basket.”
In today’s reprimand Commissioner Larry Scott indicated Montgomery crossed the line when he vented about the officials.
“The Pac-10 has specfic rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference’s officiating program,” stated Scott.

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