April 9, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Pac-12 launches independent referee review
The fallout from last week’s Pac-12′s referee controversy has led to the conference conducting an independent review of the incidents that led to the resignation of the league’s officiating coordinator Ed Rush.
He stepped down following a report that said he targeted Arizona head coach Sean Miller during the Pac-12 tournament.
“After considering the matter, Commissioner (Larry) Scott and I agree that an independent review is important to maintain the confidence of our members, and of the public, in the integrity of our competition,” Pac-12 CEO Group Chair Edward J. Ray said in a statement released by the conference. “While the review will focus primarily on the tournament, we expect that it will inform a broader examination of our men’s basketball officiating and help us provide the best possible program.”