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ASU basketball coach Bobby Hurley fined $10,000 for 'inappropriate conduct' toward officials

ASU basketball coach Bobby Hurley fined $10,000 for 'inappropriate conduct' toward officials
Posted at 6:25 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 22:27:04-05

Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley was reprimanded and fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 for "inappropriate conduct" toward officials at the end of ASU's game at Oregon State on Saturday night, the Pac-12 announced Monday.

Hurley could be seen confronting an official at the conclusion of Saturday's game, which the Sun Devils lost 79-75 to the Beavers. Jim Ferretti with KXL in Portland posted a video that appeared to show Hurley being stopped by an Oregon police officer as he attempted to follow the official off the court.

“The public post-game conduct by Arizona State men’s basketball head coach Bobby Hurley violates Conference policy and this type of behavior will not be tolerated,” Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “The Conference assigns a high priority for administrators, coaches and student-athletes to support its officiating program. Chasing and confronting an official or officiating crew after the contest fails to meet these high standards.”

This is the second time Hurley has been reprimanded during the 2017-18 season. The Pac-12 reprimanded Hurley for criticizing officials in an interview following ASU's loss at Colorado on Jan. 4.

Hurley made light of the fine in a tweet Monday night.