UTAH UTES

Pac-12 Reprimands Utah Coach Larry Krystkowiak For Comments About Officiating

Feb 24, 2021, 12:52 PM | Updated: 12:56 pm
Larry Krystkowiak - Utah Utes vs. Washington Huskies...
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Pac-12 Conference announced they have reprimanded Utah men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak for comments he made after the Utes’ loss to Oregon on Saturday.

“The Pac-12 membership has established rules that prohibit our coaches from publicly commenting about officiating,” said Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. “We have an obligation to our members to enforce approved Conference rules. As part of our officiating program, there is a protocol in place for our coaches to provide feedback directly to the coordinator of officials.”

Krystkowiak’s comments were made in the post-game media conference. The comments were in reference to a late double-dribble call against Timmy Allen.

The Pac-12 didn’t provide any details about the reprimand other than that it happened.

Larry Krystkowiak’s Post-game Comments

The double-dribble against Allen cost Utah the game and Kyrstkowiak was very clearly upset.

“All I can say is wow,” Krystkowiak said. “You know what a team goes through and we scrapped and we played our butts off and it wasn’t error free by any means, and we make plenty of mistakes. Oregon made plenty of mistakes. Dana (Altman) and I probably made plenty of mistakes. But I think at the end of the day, we let the players determine a game and so to make up a call at the end, that didn’t even happen is mind boggling. Palming is also a rule as is double dribble and palming doesn’t seem to be called I can show you 15 clips of palming tonight. So I’m really confused and I feel really bummed for our team. I feel bad for the game that it has to has to be that way. That’s how I feel about it.”

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

Southeastern-Conference...
Michelle Bodkin

Is The SEC Moving West?

There is educated speculation out there that ESPN and the SEC are seriously looking at adding four former Pac-12 schools to increase their imprint in all four time zones.
14 hours ago
Big 12 Conference Championship...
Michelle Bodkin

Could Utah Be Heading To the Big XII?

While there are several options that could (could being the key word) come about for the Utes, right now it is still feeling most likely they are heading toward the Big XII.
14 hours ago
Defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley asks for a stopwatch during University of Utah football practi...
Michelle Bodkin

Utah Adds Seventh 2023 Commit In DB Johnathan Hall

The Utes needed some good news and got it Saturday evening in Texas defensive back Johnathan Hall.
3 days ago
Pac-12 Championship Game...
Michelle Bodkin

Latest Pac-12 Statement Looking At Expansion

The Pac-12 issued a statement Friday afternoon stating their board of directors have met and have authorized exploring expansion options in an effort to keep the Pac-12 in tact.
4 days ago
Rose Bowl Trophy with Helmets...
Jeremy Mauss

The Rose Bowl Done As We Know It

Not even the Rose Bowl seems to be immuned from conference realignment.
4 days ago
Pac-12 Championship Trophy...
Michelle Bodkin

What Does Utah Do With USC, UCLA Leaving For The Big Ten?

Where do the Utes go?
4 days ago
Pac-12 Reprimands Utah Coach Larry Krystkowiak For Comments About Officiating