Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/4/13
Ed Rush, the Pac-12 coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, resigned on Thursday evening, according to the conference. Rush had been under investigation after allegedly offering officials money or a paid vacation if they called a technical foul on Arizona head coach Sean Miller during the conference tournament. “I would like to thank the Pac-12 for giving me the opportunity to lead a group of officials who are working so hard to make the Pac-12 the best officiated conference in college basketball,” said Rush in an official statement from the Pac-12. “My first and highest concerns have always been the integrity of the game of basketball and the honor of the craft of officiating. While I am proud of what we have accomplished, my decision to resign reflects my strong desire to see the Pac-12 officiating program continue to grow and thrive.” Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com was the first to break this story after Miller was hit with a controversial technical foul in Arizona’s 66-64 loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament semifinal. It was Miller’s first technical of the season.  
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