Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak has been reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for public comments made about men’s basketball officiating, Commissioner Larry Scott announced.
Krystkowiak made comments to the media that called into question the officiating during Utah’s game at Arizona State on Saturday, Jan. 18.
“The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from publicly commenting about officiating,” stated Scott. “We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved Conference rules. As a part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials.”
The Utes head coach was ejected from Saturday’s game with 1:23 remaining after he stormed the court to protest a technical foul that was assessed to one of his players.
Krystkowiak joins UCLA head coach Mick Cronin (12/23), and Washington State head coach Kyle Smith (1/8) as Pac-12 coaches who voiced concerns publicly about officiating and were reprimanded.