Utah AD Hill fined $10,000 by Pac-12 for postgame tirade

January 12, 2018 - 8:29 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah athletic director Chris Hill has been fined $10,000 and reprimanded by the Pac-12 for inappropriate language and public comments regarding men's basketball officiating after Sunday's loss to No. 11 Arizona State.

Coach Larry Krystkowiak had to stop mid-sentence during his postgame news conference as a man could be heard shouting and swearing from another room.

The man turned out to be Hill and he was yelling at Pac-12 coordinator of men's basketball officiating Bobby Dibler. Hill apologized in a statement on Thursday.

"The Pac-12 membership has established conduct rules that prohibit our administrators from derogatory language, as well as publicly commenting about officiating," commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement Friday. "We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved conference rules."

The Sun Devils won the game 80-77.

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