Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/5/14
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Tuesday that comments made by the conference's coordinator of officials are "not a fireable offense" and have been "mischaracterized" as targeting only Arizona coach Sean Miller during internal meetings before the league tournament. In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Scott said that Ed Rush's remarks were part of an overall "point of emphasis" to crack down on coach misconduct on the sideline. He said an investigation found Rush's rant included an "inappropriate joke" offering a group of officials 5,000 for a trip to Cancun if they called a technical foul on Miller, but that every official interviewed confirmed "nobody thought they were getting a reward." The investigation was done by the Pac-12's head of enforcement, Ron Barker. The conference will hold its annual review of the officials programs at the end of the month in Phoenix to review all matters. "By no means is this c...
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