Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller has been fined and suspended after his “inappropriate and offensive” comment toward Las Vegas Aces star Liz Cambage during a game on Sunday, the WNBA said.
Following the Sun’s 76-65 win over the Aces, Cambage called out Miller after he complained to an WNBA official about a call, saying she weighs “300 pounds.” Cambage pointed out she’s 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds, and slammed Miller for his remarks.
“I will never let a man disrespect me, ever, ever, ever, especially a little White one,” she said.
“Don’t ever try to disrespect me or another woman in the league,” the Australian player said, adding that Miller was “lucky” it happened during a game.
The WNBA announced that he was suspended for one game and fined $10,000 for his comments. Miller apologized in a statement on Monday.
“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.
“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 serve his suspension on Tuesday when the Sun visit the Seattle Storm.