Coach banned for ‘offensive’ Cambage comments

Connecticut Sun WNBA head coach Curt Miller has been fined and banned by league officials after making a comment about Liz Cambage’s weight during his side’s clash against the Las Vegas Aces.

The WNBA slapped Miller with a $10,000 penalty and suspended him for one game for the comment, made during his side’s 72-65 win.

The three-time Australian WNBA All-Star, took to Instagram after the game earlier this week and partly directed a post at Miller.

“To the coach of Connecticut, I’m sorry little sir man I do not know your name, but the next time you try to call out a referee trying to get a call being like, ‘Come on, she 300 pounds,’ I’m going to need you to get it right, baby, because I’m 6-8, I’m weighing, I just double checked because I love to be correct and give facts, I’m weighing 235 pounds and I’m really, very proud of being a big b—-, a big buddy, big Benz baby. So, don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league,” she said in a video.

“You’re so lucky it was during a game. That whole part, you were so lucky that I was doing my job.

“Anyway to that little man — whole little, tiny, like where is you? — stop trying to project your insecurities baby.

“Pick up the phone, call the psych, because you projecting some bulls— right now. And next time you try to disrespect me, remember, I’m 235.

“It might seem like 300 pounds to your little ass. I’m 235, baby.”

Miller was quick to apologise for his behaviour, assuring all involved that he had learned from the incident.

“During last night’s game, while arguing a call with an official, I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage’s height and weight,” Miller said in a statement.

“I regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologise to Liz and the entire Aces organisation. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this.”

Cambage said she was fine with players trash talking each other on the court but it was different when it came from a coach because it’s “protected abuse because we can’t do nothing back. It’s just crazy to me.”

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