DENVER - Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson announced today that University of Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin has been reprimanded for violating the WAC's sportsmanship code.
The violation occurred when Verlin publicly criticized the game officials during his postgame press conference following the game against Nevada on February 10.
Said Benson, "Coach Verlin's comments criticizing the officials clearly violated the WAC sportsmanship code and will not be tolerated. Any further violations of the code will result in a minimum one game suspension."
Verlin apologized for his comments, "I recognize the inappropriateness of my comments and apologize to the WAC, University of Idaho and to the officiating crew for my remarks after the Nevada game."