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Basketball: Pac-12 ref boss offered officials incentives to deliver “T” or eject Arizona’s Miller

This one sounds like an April Fools Day joke, but it’s not.

The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that Pac-12 director of officials Ed Rush offered his referee crew “inappropriate incentives” if they gave Arizona coach Sean Miller a technical foul or ejected him from a Pac-12 tournament game.

CBSSports.com originally reported the story and the Pac-12 office confirmed the essense of the report today in a statement.

Rush is saying he made the remark as a joke, but Miller received a technical one day later in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals.

Here’s the story from the Daily Star.

Jeff Faraudo