Sun coach Curt Miller fined $10,000, suspended one game for comments about Liz Cambage's weight

The WNBA fined Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller $10,000 and issued him a one-game suspension for his comments to a referee regarding an opposing player's weight.

Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage, who had 10 points and seven rebounds in a 72-65 loss to Connecticut on Sunday, said that Miller complained to an official about a foul call because she weighed "300 pounds."

Here's Cambage's full account, via her Instagram story:

"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 (to) a referee trying to get a call being like 'Come on, she's 300 pounds,' I'm going to need you to get it right, baby," Cambage said. "Because I'm 6-8, I weigh -- I just double-checked because I love to be correct and get facts -- I'm weighing 235 pounds.

"I'm very proud of being a big (expletive)."

Miller apologized for his comments in a statement Monday, saying, "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."

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Las Vegas' Liz Cambage (8) catches a pass under pressure from Connecticut's Beatrice Mompremier.
Las Vegas' Liz Cambage (8) catches a pass under pressure from Connecticut's Beatrice Mompremier.

He will serve his suspension Tuesday against the Seattle Storm.

"So don't try to disrespect me or any other woman in the league. I don't know if that's how coaches run, you just try to disrespect women from the sideline," Cambage added on Instagram. "You're so lucky it was during a game.

"Pick up the phone, call a (psychologist), because you're projecting some (expletive) right now."

Cambage, the 2018 scoring champion and three-time All-Star, said it's different for players to talk smack to one another on the court and admits she usually talks but kept to herself during Sunday's game. But for an opposing coach to do it, Cambage called that "protected abuse."

"Because we can't do nothing back," she said. "It's just crazy to me."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: WNBA fines Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller for Liz Cambage comment