Pac-12 Issues Public Reprimand to Arizona’s Barnes
SAN FRANCISCO - University of Arizona head women’s basketball coach Adia Barnes has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for public comments made about women’s basketball officiating, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Barnes was reprimanded for comments made in a postgame radio interview that called into question the officiating during Arizona’s game versus California on Sunday.
“The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from making derogatory public comments about officiating,” stated Scott. “We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved Conference rules. As a part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials.”