Curt Miller, coach for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun, has been fined $10,000 and received a one-game suspension for comments he made about the Las Vegas Aces’ Liz Cambage.
Miller told an official that Cambage weighed 300 pounds during an argument about a call, The Associated Press reported.
Cambage said Miller showed a lack of respect in a post she made to Instagram.
Cambage said she is 6 feet, 8 inches and weighs 235 pounds. She also said in the Instagram post not to disrespect her or another woman in the league, The Washington Post reported. She also called Miller a “little man.”
Miller for his part, admitted he was wrong.
“I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage’s height and weight,” Miller wrote in a statement, according to the AP. “I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz and the entire Aces organization. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this.”
Miller will sit out the game Tuesday between the Sun and Seattle Storm with assistants Brandi Poole and Chris Koclanes serving as co-head coaches, the AP reported.
The Sun and Aces tip-off against each other again on June 1, the Post reported.
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