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Pac-12 investigation issues review

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Tucson, AZ - (KOLD) Two and a half months after the Pac-12 Tournament and it's highly publicized fued between Sean Miller and former Pac-12 officiating director Ed Rush, the conference has released some of the details gathered in their independent review.

The investigation provides a comprehensive look at the events and communication between Miller and Rush leading up to and during the conference tournament in Las Vegas.

Over 42 different people were interviewed over the past couple months. The list included Miller's staff, Pac-12 officials, Pac-12 technical staff and a variety of others.

It was concluded that no further action will be taken after this investigation and that Miller's 25k fine will not be given back to the Arizona coach.

UA president Ann Weaver Hart and Athletics Director Greg Byrne both released statements on the report.

President Ann Weaver Hart:

"I am pleased the report by the Ice Miller Collegiate Sports Practice will result in positive change to the Pac-12's oversight of its officiating program. The Conference's commitment to maintain integrity and improve the quality of officiating was important to the executive committee. I look forward to seeing major changes in the way in which the Pac-12 organizes and oversees basketball officiating."

Vice president for athletics Greg Byrne:

"I am aware the Ice Miller report has been released. We are appreciative of the effort by the CEO Council to commission an independent review of the issues related to the Conference tournament. Coach Miller and I have discussed the report, and we are ready to move forward. We remain hopeful this report will lead to improvements in our officiating program. At this time I will have no further comment." 

Click on this link to read the investigation in it's entirety. http://a.pac-12.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ice-miller-independent-review-public.pdf 

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