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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11:  Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller calls out a play against the UCLA Bruins during the Quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA defeated Arizona 75-69.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller calls out a play against the UCLA Bruins during the Quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA defeated Arizona 75-69. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)  

Pac-12 basketball coordinator allegedly offers refs reward to target Arizona head coach

Pac-12 coordinator of basketball officials and former NBA referee Ed Rush has been investigated by the Pac-12 for comments made about Arizona coach Sean Miller in meetings that included several Pac-12 referees.

Rush, according to a source within the Pac-12 officiating group, told a group of referees on the Thursday of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas that he would give them $5,000 or a trip to Cancun if they either “rang him up” or “ran him,” meaning hit Miller with a technical or toss him out of the game. Rush then reiterated during a Friday morning meeting, according to one referee in attendance, that officials should take similar action against Miller if he did anything on Friday in the Pac-12 semifinals against UCLA.

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