WNBA Coach Suspended After Participant Drags Him For His Comment About Her Weight

Connecticut Solar head coach and basic supervisor Curt Miller was suspended from one recreation and fined by the WBNA this week after making a impolite remark a few participant’s weight throughout a recreation.

Throughout Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Las Vegas Aces, Miller apparently tried to get a name from an official and within the course of mentioned of Aces participant Liz Cambage: “Come on, she’s 300 kilos.”

The WNBA advised HuffPost by way of e mail that Miller was fined $10,000 consequently and suspended for one recreation.

Previous to his suspension, Cambage pushed again on the remark from Miller in an impassioned Instagram Story proper after the sport. The participant advised followers “one thing went down” and that she’ll “by no means let a person disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, particularly slightly white one.”

The 6-foot, 8-inch athlete continued, “To the coach of Connecticut, I’m sorry little sir man I have no idea your title, however the subsequent time you attempt to name out a referee … you realize, making an attempt to get a name being like, ‘Come on, she’s 300 kilos,’ I’m going to wish you to get it proper.”

Cambage corrected Miller’s callout by saying she’s really 235 kilos and “very proud” of it.  

“Don’t ever attempt to disrespect me or one other girl within the league,” she continued. I don’t know if that’s how if coaches run. You attempt to disrespect girls like that from the sideline? You’re so fortunate it was throughout a recreation. That complete half. You’re so fortunate I used to be doing my job.”

Cambage slammed Miller for being “tiny” and advised him to “cease making an attempt to guard your insecurities.”

“For a coach from one other crew to be yelling protected abuse, as a result of we are able to’t do nothing again, it’s loopy to me,” she mentioned.  

Miller reportedly supplied an apology to Cambage on Monday, telling reporters by way of Zoom that “as a frontrunner, phrases matter.”

“It was inappropriate. It wasn’t directed at Liz, but it surely makes no distinction. I’m dissatisfied in myself and really sorry, remorseful,” he mentioned. “In a league the place we empower girls, and I’ve spent 31 years empowering girls, [my comment] was not simply not acceptable.”

In a press release Miller launched later Monday, he mentioned that he regrets “what I mentioned within the warmth of the second and wish to sincerely apologize to Liz and all the Aces group. I perceive the gravity of my phrases and have realized from this.”

Miller’s suspension will happen throughout the Solar’s recreation on Tuesday.


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