After losing to Kansas, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a lot to say about the official. Particularly, 35 to 2. Since then he has been issued a “public reprimand” by the Big 12.
The Big 12 Conference announces a public reprimand of West Virginia University men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins for comments regarding officiating following the conclusion of last Saturday’s WVU at Kansas men’s basketball game. His comments are in violation of the Big 12 Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct rules.
“There are proper channels within the Conference structure to handle officiating concerns,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Coach Huggins’ public comments are contrary to the Conference’s Sportsmanship standards.”
A public reprimand is no big deal. All they’re doing is letting Huggins know something he already knew. That he shouldn’t be saying things like that in a post game press conference.
Asked for comment, Bob Huggins on the public reprimand: “I’m not going to say anything from now on.”
— Mike Casazza (@mikecasazza) February 22, 2018
Should be interesting to see how the next press conference goes down. Perhaps Bob Huggins will sit their with a smile and not answer any questions.
In case you missed the press conference after the Kansas game, check it out here:
Saturday the Mountaineers host Iowa State, looking to get revenge for a loss earlier in the season at Ames. We’ll get the post game interview up as soon as it becomes available.