Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/5/13
Just days after an investigation wrapped up into the alleged bribe made by Ed Rush, the former NBA official resigned from his position as Pac-12 Conference coordinator of officials. Rush was accused of offering $5000 and a trip to Cancun to any referee willing to call a technical on Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller during the Pac-12 tournament. Rush issued a statement released by Pac-12 following his resignation: “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. “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,” concluded Rush. While the Pac-12 investigation concluded that Rush’s actions were ‘completely inappropriate,’ they also stated that no punishment would follow. That being said, the sudden resignation shortly thereafter tends to lead one to believe that it was suggested by league commissioner Larry Scott [...]
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