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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010

CBKB: WAC reprimands Idaho basketball coach

Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho The Western Athletic Conference has reprimanded University of Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin for complaining about referees.

WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said Verlin's comments violated the conference's sportsmanship code and said any further violations would have him suspended for at least one game.

The comments came following the game against Nevada on Wednesday. Nevada won 67-66.

Verlin told reporters the game was poorly officiated and that officials in the league need to figure out that Idaho is a contender, not a doormat. He also said he didn't care if the WAC fined him for the comments.

When Benson announced the reprimand on Friday, Verlin apologized, saying he recognized the comments were inappropriate.